Verrucaria

noun
Ver·​ru·​car·​ia | \ ˌver(y)əˈka(a)rēə\

Definition of Verrucaria

: a genus (the type of the family Verrucariaceae) of chiefly rock-inhabiting crustose lichens having small immersed globular apothecia

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History and Etymology for Verrucaria

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

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