from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In botany: A small genus of gymnocarpous lichens, having a uniform crustaceous thallus and urceolate apothecia (whence the name). U. scruposa and U. cinerea are used for dyeing.
  • n. Same as Urceolina.
  • n. [Lamarck, 1801.] In zoology, the typical genus of Urceolariidæ, having the posterior acetabulum provided with an entire internal horny ring. U. mitra is found in fresh water as a parasite of planarian worms.


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