Physcia

noun

Phy·​scia
ˈfish(ē)ə,
-isēə
: 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
physcioid
-ēˌȯid
adjective

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Word History

Etymology

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 29 Sep. 2022.

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