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mycorrhiza

play
noun, my·cor·rhi·za \ˌmī-kə-ˈrī-zə\

Definition of mycorrhiza

plural mycorrhizaeplay \-ˌzē\ also mycorrhizas

  1. :  the symbiotic association of the mycelium of a fungus with the roots of a seed plant

mycorrhizal play \-zəl\ adjective


Origin of mycorrhiza

New Latin, from myc- + Greek rhiza root — more at root


First Known Use: 1895


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