Definition of "thallus" [thal•lus]

  • (noun) A plant body undifferentiated into stem, root, or leaf.

Use "thallus" in a sentence

  • "Rapid water loss inactivates the thallus, and in the inactive state the lichen is safe from heat-induced respiratory loss and heat stress [119]."
  • "Photorepair of radiation-damaged DNA in Cladonia requires not only light, but also high temperature and a hydrated thallus [125]."
  • "Most lichens are adapted to such effects by forming a mechanically solid thallus firmly attached to the substrate."

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