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rhizoid

Pronunciation: ri'zoyd

Definition:

  1. Rootlike.
  2. Irregularly branching, like a root; denoting a form of bacterial growth.
  3. mycology the rootlike hyphae of fungi that arise at the nodes of the hyphae of Rhizopus species.

[rhizo- + G. eidos, resemblance]

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