Thallus Definition

thăləs
thalli, thalluses
noun
The nonvascular plant body of a thallophyte.
Webster's New World
The main body of an alga, fungus, or lichen.
American Heritage Medicine
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Other Word Forms of Thallus

Noun

Singular:
thallus
Plural:
thalli

Origin of Thallus

  • From Ancient Greek θαλλός (thallos, “young shoot, twig"), from Proto-Indo-European *dÊ°al (“to bloom"),

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin green stalk from Greek thallos from thallein to sprout

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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