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from The Century Dictionary.

  • In botany, without apothecia: applied to lichens, or lichenoid growths, the fructification of which is unknown.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Bot.) Not furnished with shields or beds for the spores, as the thallus of certain lichens.

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  • adjective botany, rare Not furnished with shields or beds for the spores, like the thallus of certain lichens.

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