endocarpoid

adjective
en·​do·​car·​poid | \ -ˌpȯid \

Definition of endocarpoid

of lichens
: having the apothecia immersed in the thallus

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History and Etymology for endocarpoid

New Latin Endocarpon genus of lichens having the apothecia immersed in the thallus (from end- + -carpon, from Greek -karpon, neuter of -karpos -carpous) + English -oid

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“Endocarpoid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/endocarpoid. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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