Foliose
Foliose \Fo`li*ose"\, a. [L. foliosus, fr. folium leaf.] (Bot.) Having many leaves; leafy. [1913 Webster]

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  • foliose — [fō′lē ōs΄] adj. [L foliosus, leafy < folium, a leaf: see FOLIATE] covered with leaves; leafy …   English World dictionary

  • foliose — adjective Etymology: Latin foliosus leafy Date: 1758 having a flat, thin, and usually lobed thallus attached to the substratum < foliose lichens > compare crustose, fruticose …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • foliose — leaf like …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • foliose — /foh lee ohs /, adj. 1. Bot. leafy. 2. Mycol. having a leaflike thallus loosely attached to a surface, as certain lichens. Cf. crustose, fruticose. Also, folious /foh lee euhs/. [1720 30; < L foliosus. See FOLIUM, OSE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • foliose — adjective leafy …   Wiktionary

  • foliose — SYN: foliate …   Medical dictionary

  • foliose — adj. leafy, pertaining to leaves …   English contemporary dictionary

  • foliose — [ fəʊlɪəʊs, z] adjective Botany (of a lichen) having a lobed, leaf like shape …   English new terms dictionary

  • foliose — fo·li·ose …   English syllables

  • foliose — fo•li•ose [[t]ˈfoʊ liˌoʊs[/t]] also fo•li•ous [[t] əs[/t]] adj. 1) bot leafy 2) fng having a leaflike thallus loosely attached to a surface, as certain lichens Compare crustose fruticose • Etymology: 1720–30; < L foliōsus. See folium, ose I …   From formal English to slang

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