protocorm

noun pro·to·corm \ˈprōtə+ˌ-\

Definition of protocorm

  1. 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. 2 [prot- + -corm (from New Latin cormus) — more at cormus] :  the part of an insect embryo posterior to the protocephalon

protocormic

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of protocorm

International Scientific Vocabulary prot- + corm


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