gymnocarpous

adjective
gym·​no·​car·​pous | \ ¦jimnə¦kärpəs\
variants: or less commonly gymnocarpic \ -​pik \

Definition of gymnocarpous

: having the hymenium open or exposed on the surface of the thallus or fruiting body used of lichens and fungi — compare angiocarpous sense 2

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Other Words from gymnocarpous

gymnocarpy \ ˈ⸗⸗ˌ⸗pē \ noun, plural -es

History and Etymology for gymnocarpous

gymnocarpous from Greek gymnokarpos, from gymn- + -karpos -carpous; gymnocarpic from gymn- + carp- + -ic

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