aufwuchs

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From German Aufwuchs (surface growth, overgrowth).

Noun[edit]

aufwuchs

  1. The small animals and plants that encrust hard substrates, such as rocks, in aquatic environments.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Aufwuchs may be used with plural verbs ("the aufwuchs are...") or singular verbs ("the aufwuchs is..."). Rarely, aufwuch is used as a singular form, denoting a single small animal or plant that forms part of the aufwuchs.