gymnocarpous

/jim'neuh kahr"peuhs/, adj.
(of a fungus or lichen) having the apothecium open and attached to the surface of the thallus.
Also, gymnocarpic /jim'neuh kahr"pik/. Cf. angiocarpous (def. 2).
[GYMNO- + -CARPOUS]

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  • Gymnocarpous — Gym no*car pous (j[i^]m n[ o]*k[aum]r p[u^]s), a. [Gr. gymno s naked + karpo s fruit.] (Bot.) Naked fruited, the fruit either smooth or not adherent to the perianth. Gray. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gymnocarpous — gym·no·car·pous (jim″no kahrґpəs) [gymno + Gr. karpos fruit] of certain fungi, having the hymenium, or fertile layer, exposed during spore formation …   Medical dictionary

  • gymnocarpous — gym·no·car·pous …   English syllables

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  • angiocarpous — /an jee oh kahr peuhs/, adj. 1. (of a fruit) partially or wholly enclosed in a shell, involucre, or husk. 2. (of a fungus or lichen) having the fruiting body immersed or enclosed in the thallus. Also, angiocarpic. Cf. gymnocarpous. [1830 40;… …   Universalium

  • sphaerophorus — sfə̇ˈräfərəs noun Usage: capitalized Etymology: New Latin, from sphaer + phorous : a genus (the type of the family Sphaerophoraceae) of gymnocarpous lichens characterized by a foliaceous or fruticose thallus with terminal globose apothecia… …   Useful english dictionary

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