Verrucaria

noun

Ver·​ru·​car·​ia
ˌver(y)əˈka(a)rēə
: a genus (the type of the family Verrucariaceae) of chiefly rock-inhabiting crustose lichens having small immersed globular apothecia

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Latin verruca wart + New Latin -aria

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“Verrucaria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Verrucaria. Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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