lirella

noun
li·​rel·​la | \ lə̇ˈrelə, lī- \
plural -s

Definition of lirella

: an elongated apothecium in lichens that has a furrow along the middle

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Other Words from lirella

lirellate \ -​ˌlāt \ adjective

History and Etymology for lirella

New Latin, diminutive of Latin lira furrow

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“Lirella.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lirella. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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