thallus

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noun thal·lus \ˈtha-ləs\

Definition of thallus

plural

thalli

play \ˈtha-ˌlī, -ˌlē\ or

thalluses

  1. :  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: 1829


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thallus

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noun thal·lus \ˈthal-əs\

Medical Definition of thallus

plural

thalli

\ˈthal-ˌī, -ˌē\play play or

thalluses

  1. :  a plant or plantlike body (as of an alga, fungus, or moss) that lacks differentiation into distinct members (as stem, leaves, and roots) and does not grow from an apical point


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