podetium

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n podetium an organ or body resembling a stalk; especially the outgrowth of the thallus of certain lichens on which the ascocarp is borne
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Podetium (Bot) A stalk which bears the fructification in some lichens, as in the so-called reindeer moss.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n podetium In botany, in certain lichens, the shrubby or stalk-like outgrowth of the thallus, bearing exposed hymenia; also, any stalk-like elevation. See cuts under Cladonia.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. , , foot