thallus

noun
thal·lus | \ˈtha-ləs \
plural thalli\ˈtha-ˌlī, -ˌlē \ or thalluses

Definition of thallus 

: 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

First Known Use of thallus

1829, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for thallus

New Latin, from Greek thallos, from thallein to sprout; akin to Armenian dalar green, fresh, Albanian dal I come forth

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thallus

noun
thal·lus | \ˈthal-əs \
plural thalli\ˈthal-ˌī, -ˌē \ or thalluses

Medical Definition of thallus 

: 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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