mycorrhiza

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noun my·cor·rhi·za \ˌmī-kə-ˈrī-zə\

Definition of mycorrhiza

plural

mycorrhizae

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mycorrhizas

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

mycorrhizal

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Origin and Etymology of mycorrhiza

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


First Known Use: 1886


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