appressorium

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

Definition of appressorium

plural appressoria play \-ē-ə\
: 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


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