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trunk (noun, pl. trunks) – the main, dominant, central axis of a secondary thallus; sometimes generally applied to any main, central and upright stem of an erect fruticose lichen even if it is not differentiated into primary and secondary thallus. Related terms: branch, podetium, pseudopodetium, stalk, stem, stipe.

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