appressorium


ap·pres·so·ri·um

noun \ˌa-pre-ˈsr-ē-əm\
plural ap·pres·so·ria\-ē-ə\

Definition of APPRESSORIUM

:  the flattened thickened tip of a hyphal branch by which some parasitic fungi attach to and penetrate their host

Origin of APPRESSORIUM

New Latin, from Latin apprimere
First Known Use: 1897

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