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mycelium

noun my·ce·li·um \mī-ˈsē-lē-əm\
plural -lia \-lē-ə\

Definition of MYCELIUM

:  the mass of interwoven filamentous hyphae that forms especially the vegetative portion of the thallus of a fungus and is often submerged in another body (as of soil or organic matter or the tissues of a host); also :  a similar mass of filaments formed by some bacteria (as streptomyces)
my·ce·li·al \-əl\ adjective

Origin of MYCELIUM

New Latin, from myc- + Greek hēlos nail, wart, callus
First Known Use: 1836

mycelium

noun my·ce·li·um \mī-ˈsē-lē-əm\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural -lia \-lē-ə\

Medical Definition of MYCELIUM

:  the mass of interwoven filamentous hyphae that forms especially the vegetative body of a fungus and is often submerged in another body (as of soil or organic matter or the tissues of a host); also :  a similar mass of filaments formed by some bacteria (as of the genus Streptomyces)

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