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THALLUS (thalli)

 Dictionary entry overview: What does thallus mean? 

THALLUS (noun)
  The noun THALLUS has 1 sense:

1. a plant body without true stems or roots or leaves or vascular system; characteristic of the thallophytes

  Familiarity information: THALLUS used as a noun is very rare.


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THALLUS (noun)


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Meaning:

A plant body without true stems or roots or leaves or vascular system; characteristic of the thallophytes

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Hypernyms ("thallus" is a kind of...):

plant part; plant structure (any part of a plant or fungus)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "thallus"):

crustose thallus (thin crusty lichen thallus; adheres closely to or is embedded in the surface on which it grows)


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