adjective Date: 1857 of, relating to, resembling, or consisting of a thallus <
thalloid liverworts

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  • Thalloid — Thal loid, a. [Thallus + oid.] (Bot.) Resembling, or consisting of, thallus. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • thalloid — /thal oyd/, adj. Bot. Mycol. resembling or consisting of a thallus. [1855 60; THALL(US) + OID] * * * …   Universalium

  • thalloid — adjective a) Of or pertaining to a thallus. b) Of a plant, alga, or fungus lacking complex organization, especially lacking distinct stems, roots, or leaves. See Also: thallus …   Wiktionary

  • thalloid — thal·loid …   English syllables

  • thalloid — thal•loid [[t]ˈθæl ɔɪd[/t]] adj. bot fng pertaining to, resembling, or consisting of a thallus • Etymology: 1855–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • thalloid — /ˈθælɔɪd/ (say thaloyd) adjective resembling or consisting of a thallus …   Australian English dictionary

  • thalloid — adjective of or relating to or resembling or consisting of a thallus • Pertains to noun: ↑thallus …   Useful english dictionary

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  • plant — plantable, adj. plantless, adj. plantlike, adj. /plant, plahnt/, n. 1. any member of the kingdom Plantae, comprising multicellular organisms that typically produce their own food from inorganic matter by the process of photosynthesis and that… …   Universalium

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