foliose

[foh-lee-ohs]
adjective
1.
Botany, leafy.
2.
Botany, Mycology. having a leaflike thallus loosely attached to a surface, as certain lichens. Compare crustose, fruticose.
Also, folious [foh-lee-uhs] .


Origin:
1720–30; < Latin foliōsus. See folium, -ose1

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foliose (ˈfəʊlɪˌəʊs, -ˌəʊz)
 
adj
foliaceous another word for foliaceous
 
[C18: from Latin foliōsus full of leaves]

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Example sentences
Thallus squamulose to small foliose, though often the thallus partially
  dissolves into granules.
Thallus is two-parted, consisting of a foliose thallus and an erect podetium.
Foliose lichens are leafy, and can live on rocks or trees.
The thallus is two-parted, consisting of a foliose thallus and an erect
  podetium.
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