: 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

Word History


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

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“Umbilicaria.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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