<botany> Consisting of a thallus.

<chemistry> An artificial alkaloid of the quinoline series, obtained as a white crystalline substance, C10H13NO, whose salts are valuable as antipyretics; so called from the green colour produced in its solution by certain oxidizing agents.

Origin: Gr. A young shoot or branch.

(01 Mar 1998)

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