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appressorium

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noun ap·pres·so·ri·um \ˌa-pre-ˈsȯr-ē-əm\

Definition of appressorium

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appressoria

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



Origin and Etymology of appressorium

New Latin, from Latin apprimere


First Known Use: 1897


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