Opegrapha

noun
Opeg·​ra·​pha | \ ōˈpegrəfə \

Definition of Opegrapha

: a genus of crustaceous lichens occurring chiefly on bark and forming markings like writing or hieroglyphics

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History and Etymology for Opegrapha

New Latin, from Greek opē hole, opening (akin to Greek ōp-, ōps) + graphē writing, from graphein to write

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“Opegrapha.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Opegrapha. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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