foliose

adjective
fo·​li·​ose | \ ˈfō-lē-ˌōs How to pronounce foliose (audio) \

Definition of foliose

: having a flat, thin, and usually lobed thallus attached to the substratum foliose lichens — compare crustose, fruticose

First Known Use of foliose

1758, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for foliose

Latin foliosus leafy

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“Foliose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/foliose. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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