Physcia

noun
Phy·​scia | \ ˈfish(ē)ə, -isēə \

Definition of Physcia

: a genus (the type of the family Physciaceae) of usually foliaceous grayish ascolichens with brown 2-celled ascospores and a distinct cortical tissue of short closely united and interwoven filaments

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Other Words from Physcia

physcioid \ -​ēˌȯid \ adjective

History and Etymology for Physcia

New Latin, from Greek physkē large intestine, sausage + New Latin -ia; akin to Greek physa bellows

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“Physcia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Physcia. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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