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Meaning of THALLUS

Pronunciation:  'thalus

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a plant body without true stems or roots or leaves or vascular system; characteristic of the thallophytes

THALLUS is a 7 letter word that starts with T.


 See Also: crustose thallus, plant part



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Thal"lus\, n.; pl. {Thalli}. [NL., fr. Gr. ? young
shoot or branch, frond.] (Bot.)
A solid mass of cellular tissue, consisting of one or more
layers, usually in the form of a flat stratum or expansion,
but sometimes erect or pendulous, and elongated and
branching, and forming the substance of the thallogens.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: The vegetative body of a plant that is not differentiated into organs such as stems and leaves, e.g. algae, the gametophytes of many liverworts.