Lecidea

noun Le·cid·ea \ lə̇ˈsidēə \

Definition of Lecidea

:a large genus (the type of the family Lecideaceae) of crustose lichens found on rocks and tree trunks and distinguished by the usually dark hypothecium

lecideaceous

\lə̇¦sidē¦āshəs\ adjective

lecideiform

\lə̇ˈsidēəˌfȯrm\ adjective

lecideine

\-ēə̇n\ adjective

lecidioid

\-ēˌȯid\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of lecidea

New Latin, from Greek lekid-, lekis, diminutive of lekos dish


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