gymnocarpous

gymnocarpous

[jim-nuh-kahr-puhs]
adjective
(of a fungus or lichen) having the apothecium open and attached to the surface of the thallus.
Also, gymnocarpic [jim-nuh-kahr-pik] .
Compare angiocarpous ( def 2 ).


Origin:
gymno- + -carpous

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