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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