fruticose

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adjective fru·ti·cose \ ˈfrü-ti-ˌkōs \

Definition of fruticose

:having a shrubby often branched thallus that grows perpendicular to the substrate
  • fruticose lichens
— compare crustose, foliose

Origin and Etymology of fruticose

Latin fruticosus, from frutic-, frutex shrub


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