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[kruhs-tohs] /ˈkrʌs toʊs/

adjective, Botany, Mycology.
forming a crusty, tenaciously fixed mass that covers the surface on which it grows, as certain lichens.
(biology) having a crustlike appearance: crustose lichens


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