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noun, plural soredia
[suh-ree-dee-uh] /səˈri di ə/ (Show IPA) (in a lichen)
a group of algal cells surrounded by hyphal tissue, occurring on the surface of the thallus and functioning in vegetative reproduction.
an organ of vegetative reproduction in lichens consisting of a cluster of algal cells enclosed in fungal hyphae: dispersed by wind, insects, or other means


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