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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