haustorium

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noun haus·to·ri·um \-ē-əm\

Definition of haustorium

plural

-ria

\-ē-ə\
  1. :  a food-absorbing outgrowth of a plant organ (as a hypha or stem)

Origin and Etymology of haustorium

New Latin, from Latin haurire


First Known Use: 1875


Medical Dictionary

haustorium

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noun haus·to·ri·um \hȯ-ˈstōr-ē-əm, -ˈstȯr-\

Medical Definition of haustorium

plural

haustoria

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  1. :  a food-absorbing outgrowth of a plant organ (as a hypha or stem)

haustorial

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