crustose definition

  • adjective:
    • Of or relating to a lichen whoever thallus is thin, crusty, and closely adherent to or embedded when you look at the area by which it grows.
    • Of a lichen, developing tightly appressed to the substrate.
    • (of lichens) having a thin crusty thallus that adheres closely to the area where its developing
  • others:
    • Crust-like; crustaceous.

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