cephalodium

noun

ceph·​a·​lo·​di·​um
ˌsefəˈlōdēəm
plural cephalodia
-ēə
: an irregular internal or external gall-like growth in lichens that differs from an isidium in having an algal component other than that natural to the lichen

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek kephalōdēs like a head (from kephal- cephal- + -ōdēs -ode) + New Latin -ium

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“Cephalodium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cephalodium. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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