thallus

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noun thal·lus \ˈtha-ləs\

Definition of thallus

plural

thalli

play \ˈtha-ˌlī, -ˌlē\ or

thalluses

  1. :  a plant body that lacks differentiation into distinct parts (as stem, leaves, and roots), does not grow from an apical point, and is characteristic of organisms formerly classified as thallophytes

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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