hypothallus

noun
hy·​po·​thallus | \ "+ \

Definition of hypothallus

1 : a marginal outgrowth of hyphae from the thallus in crustose lichens
2 : a residue like a film that remains after the formation of sporangia in slime molds of the class Myxomycetes

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New Latin, from hypo- + thallus

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“Hypothallus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypothallus. Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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