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Of or relating to a lichen whose thallus is branched and shrubby.

[Latin fruticōsus, from frutex, frutic-, shrub, bush.]
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(ˈfru tɪˌkoʊs)

having shrublike branchings, as certain lichens.
[1660–70; < Latin fruticōsus full of shrubs, bushy]
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Adj.1.fruticose - of or relating to or resembling a shrub
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