Athalamous A*thal"a*mous, a. [Gr. 'a priv. + ? nuptial bed.] (Bot.) Not furnished with shields or beds for the spores, as the thallus of certain lichens. [1913 Webster]

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  • athalamous — (ˈ)āˈthaləməs adjective Etymology: a (II) + Latin thalamus marriage bed, bedroom (from Greek thalamos bedroom, room) + English ous; akin to Greek tholos rotunda more at dale 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • athalamous — athal·a·mous …   English syllables

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