holocarpic

adjective hol·o·car·pic \ ¦hälō¦kärpik , ¦hōl- \

Definition of holocarpic

1 :having the whole thallus developed into a fruiting body or sporangium
  • holocarpic algae
  • holocarpic fungi
2 :lacking rhizoids and haustoria — compare eucarpic

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Origin and Etymology of holocarpic

hol- + -carpic


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