dikaryophyte

noun

di·​kary·​ophyte
variants or less commonly dicaryophyte
dīˈkarēəˌfīt
plural -s
: the dikaryotic mycelium as a whole in fungi (as the rusts)
used especially to distinguish such a mycelium from that having a single diploid nucleus in each cell
dicaryophytic
(ˌ)dī¦karēə¦fitik
adjective

Word History

Etymology

di- + kary- + -phyte

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“Dikaryophyte.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dikaryophyte. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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