thalli (thal-ahy) /ˈθælaɪ/ 
noun. singular: thallus (thal-uh s) (ˈθæləs) 
Botany: A plant body that is not differentiated into stem and leaves and lacks true roots and a vascular system. Thalli are typical of algae, fungi, lichens, and some liverworts.
Derived Forms: thalloid, adjective
​Origin: Greek; from thallos green shoot; from thallein to bloom, to sprout

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