Umbilicaria

noun
Um·​bil·​i·​car·​ia | \ ˌəmˌbiləˈka(a)rēə \

Definition of Umbilicaria

: a small genus related to Lecanora and composed of foliose umbilicate lichens that are used especially in folk medicine as a purgative — see rock tripe

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History and Etymology for Umbilicaria

New Latin, from Late Latin umbilicaris umbilical (from Latin umbilicus navel + -aris -ar) + New Latin -ia

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“Umbilicaria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Umbilicaria. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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