hypophloeodal

adjective

hy·​po·​phloe·​o·​dal
"+¦flēədᵊl
variants or hypophloeodic
"+flē¦ädik
or hypophloeous
"+¦flēəs
: living just beneath the bark
hypophloeodal lichens

Word History

Etymology

hypophloeodal, hypophloeodic from hypo- + Greek phloiōdēs resembling rind or bark (from phloios bark + -ōdēs -ode) + English -al or -ic; hypophloeous from hypo- + Greek phloios + English -ous

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“Hypophloeodal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypophloeodal. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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