from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Resembling a shrub, especially in having woody stems and branches.
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- adj. Having woody stems and branches; shrubby
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to a shrub or shrubs; branching like a shrub; shrubby; shrublike.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to shrubs; shrubby: as, a fruticose stem.
- In lichenology, having the thallus attached only by a narrow base, from which, it ascends in a branching, shrub-like form.
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- adj. of or relating to or resembling a shrub
For example, poorly drained areas are often dominated by sedges with an understory of mosses and liverworts, but lack fruticose lichens .
UV-induced changes in pigment content and light penetration in the fruticose lichen Cladonia arbuscula ssp. mitis.
Water - and temperature-dependence of DNA damage and repair in the fruticose lichen Cladonia arbuscula ssp. mitis exposed to UV-B radiation.
The ecoregion supports dense carpets of moss and fruticose lichen, along with closed, low-growing ericaceous shrubs.
Viburna continue; Salix (fruticose) commences about 5,000 feet, continues here and there to Moflong.
Asphodelus is common with Cheiranthus; one or more fruticose Dianthi occur in these places, and a curious shrubby Polygonum.
The most curious tree is one which with the true appearance of an Elaeagnus, seems to be a Loranthus, the first arborescent species yet found, although, as one or two other exceptions occur to parasitism, there is no reason why there should not be a terrestrial arborescent species, as well as a fruticose one.
Branched fruticose zoogloea of _Cladothrix_ (slightly magnified).