mycelium

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my·ce·li·um

noun \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

my·ce·li·um

noun \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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mycelium

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Mass of branched, tubular filaments (hyphae) of fungi (see fungus) that penetrate soil, wood, and other organic matter. The mycelium makes up the thallus (undifferentiated body) of a typical fungus. The mass may be microscopic in size or developed into visible structures, such as brackets, mushrooms, puffballs, or truffles. The mycelium produces spores, directly or through special fruiting bodies.

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