Definition of thallus
thalliplay \ˈtha-ˌlī, -ˌlē\ or
: a plantlike vegetative body (as of algae, fungi, or mosses) that lacks differentiation into distinct parts (such as stem, leaves, and roots) and does not grow from an apical point
Origin and Etymology of thallus
New Latin, from Greek thallos, from thallein to sprout; akin to Armenian dalar green, fresh, Albanian dal I come forth
First Known Use: 1829See Words from the same year
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