Gyrophora

noun
Gy·​roph·​o·​ra | \ jīˈräfərə \

Definition of Gyrophora

: a genus (the type of the family Gyrophoraceae) of foliose rock-inhabiting lichens that includes the edible manna lichen (G. esculenta) of Japan — compare umbilicaria

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Other Words from Gyrophora

gyrophoraceous \ (¦)⸗¦⸗⸗¦rāshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Gyrophora

New Latin, from gyr- + -phora

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“Gyrophora.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Gyrophora. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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