Pronunciation: skle-ro'she-um, -she-a
- In fungi, a variably sized resting body composed of a hardened mass of hyphae with or without host tissue, usually with a darkened rind, from which fruit bodies, stromata, conidiophores, or mycelia may develop.
- The hardened resting condition of the plasmodium of Myxomycetes.
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