endocarpoid

adjective en·do·car·poid \-ˌpȯid\

Definition of endocarpoid

of lichens

  1. :  having the apothecia immersed in the thallus

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Origin and Etymology of 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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