protocorm

noun
pro·​to·​corm | \ ˈprōtə+ˌ- \

Definition of protocorm

1 : a tuber-shaped body with rhizoids that is produced by the young seedlings of various orchids and some other plants having associated mycorrhizal fungi
2 [prot- + -corm (from New Latin cormus)] : the part of an insect embryo posterior to the protocephalon

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Other Words from protocorm

protocormic \ ¦⸗⸗¦kȯrmik \ adjective

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International Scientific Vocabulary prot- + corm

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“Protocorm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/protocorm. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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