Definition of foliose in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfōlēˌōs/


(Of a lichen) having a lobed, leaflike shape.
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  • In foliose lichens, there is a second cortex below the medulla.
  • This tome includes detailed entries on more than 800 foliose, fruticose, and crustose lichens.
  • Therefore, no data were available in these species for the developmental transition of meristem from the juvenile to the mature foliose root.


Early 18th century: from Latin foliosus, from folium 'leaf'.

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Syllabification: fo·li·ose

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