Lichen

A regular association of an alga or cyanobacterium with a fungus, usually leading to the formation of a plant-like structure.

lichen

A large group of symbiotic associations between fungi and green and occasionally blue-green algae. Several genera of algae and of fungi are involved and the associations are so stable and of such varied but distinct types that the lichens have been classified into genera and species. A variety of incompatibility phenomena are often manifest between individual lichens. Confined to terrestrial habitats and often used as indicators of pollution status of the environment. ...

lichen

a fungus that grows co-dependently with algae, resulting in an organism that characteristically forms a crustlike or branching growth on rocks or tree trunks
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Lichen

A lichen (ən, sometimes ən ), or lichenized fungus, is a composite organism consisting of a fungus (the mycobiont) and a photosynthetic partner (the photobiont or phycobiont) growing together in a symbiotic relationship. The photobiont is usually either a green alga (commonly Trebouxia) or cyanobacterium (commonly Nostoc), sometimes both. The mo...
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lichen

Plant-like colonies of fungi and algae that grow on the exposed surface of rocks. Lichen grow at a constant rate within a single geographic area.
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Lichen

• (n.) One of a class of cellular, flowerless plants, (technically called Lichenes), having no distinction of leaf and stem, usually of scaly, expanded, frond-like forms, but sometimes erect or pendulous and variously branched. They derive their nourishment from the air, and generate by means of spores. The species are very widely distributed,...
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lichen

(li´kәn) any of certain plants formed by the mutualistic combination of an alga and a fungus. any of various papular skin diseases in which the lesions are typically small, firm papules set close together.
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lichen

noun any thallophytic plant of the division Lichenes; occur as crusty patches or bushy growths on tree trunks or rocks or bare ground etc.
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Lichen

Li'chen (lī'kĕn; 277) noun [ Latin , from Greek leichh`n .] 1. (Botany) One of a class of cellular, flowerless plants, (technically called Lichenes ), having no distinction of leaf and stem, usually of scaly, expanded, frond-like forms, but sometimes erect o...
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Lichen

A combined growing condition of algae and fungus. It looks crusty, and comes in many colors: gray, green, bluish, or browns.
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lichen

A large group of symbiotic associations between fungi and green and occasionally blue green algae. Several genera of algae and of fungi are involved and the associations are so stable and of such varied but distinct types that the lichens have been classified into genera and species. A variety of incompatibility phenomena are often manifest between...
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lichen

A symbiotic growth of fungus and algea. A variety known as reindeer moss is frequently sold in model shops and is used to simulate bushes and trees. Check out this article for further information.
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lichen

A thallus consisting of an alga and fungus intermixed and living in a symbiotic relationship.
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lichen

any of about 15,000 species of thallophytic plantlike organisms that consist of a symbiotic association of algae (usually green) and fungi (mostly ... [5 related articles]
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lichen

Any organism of a unique group that consists of associations of a specific fungus and a specific photosynthetic organism (an alga or a cyanobacterium) living together in a mutually beneficial relationship (symbiosis). Found as coloured patches or spongelike masses on trees, rocks, and other surfaces,...
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lichen

lichen (lī'kun) , usually slow-growing organism of simple structure, composed of fungi (see Fungi) and photosynthetic green algae or cyanobacteria living together in a symbiotic relationship and resulting in a structure that resembles neither constituent. There are about 25,000 species, mo...
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lichen

Lichen is actually two types of creature, rolled into one – the alga provides the fungus with food while the fungus offers the alga a cosy living environment. Image: L Sancho A symbiotic relationship between a fungus and an alga. Every lichen (pronounced 'lyken', not 'litchin&quo...
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lichen

One of a class of cellular cryptogamic plants, often of a green, grey, or yellow tint, which grow on the surface of rocks, trees, etc.
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Lichen

Organism that consists of a symbiotic joining of a species of fungi and a species of algae.
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Lichen

Refers to clinical lesions that various skin diseases cause by the eruption of flat papules.
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Lichen

Refers to clinical lesions that various skin diseases cause by the eruption of flat papules.
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Lichen

Symbiotic association of an alga and a fungus to form one effective plant, which is able to live under extremely arduous conditions
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Lichen

the common name for any member of the group Lichenes, occurring as fungal and algae cells in symbiotic union and growing in various forms of rocks or trees (Morris 1992).
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lichen

Type: Term Pronunciation: lī′ken Definitions: 1. A discrete flat papule or an aggregate of papules giving a patterned configuration resembling lichen growing on rocks.
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lichen

[n] - any of several eruptive skin diseases characterized by hard thick lesions grouped together and resembling lichens growing on rocks 2. [n] - any thallophytic plant of the division Lichenes
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