mycelium

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noun my·ce·li·um \ mī-ˈsē-lē-əm \

Definition of mycelium

plural mycelia play \-lē-ə\
: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 (such as streptomyces)

mycelial

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Origin and Etymology of mycelium

New Latin, from myc- + Greek hēlos nail, wart, callus


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mycelium

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noun my·ce·li·um \ mī-ˈsē-lē-əm \

medical Definition of mycelium

plural -lia play \-lē-ə\
: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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