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Pronunciation: sto'lon

Definition: A runner or connective aerial hypha that forms a cluster of rhizoids when it touches the substrate, and then sends out other runners to produce the aerial mycelium and sporangiosphores typical of Rhizopus.

[L. stolo, branch, shoot, twig]

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