athalamous

adjective

athal·​a·​mous
(ˈ)āˈthaləməs
1
: lacking a torus or receptacle
athalamous flowers
2
: without apothecia, beds, or shields for spores
athalamous lichens

Word History

Etymology

a- entry 2 + Latin thalamus marriage bed, bedroom (from Greek thalamos bedroom, room) + English -ous; akin to Greek tholos rotunda

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“Athalamous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/athalamous. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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