rhizoid

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noun rhi·zoid \ ˈrī-ˌzȯid \

Definition of rhizoid

:a rootlike structure

rhizoidal

play \rī-ˈzȯi-dᵊl\ adjective

First Known Use of rhizoid

1859


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rhizoid

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noun rhi·zoid \ ˈrī-ˌzȯid \

medical Definition of rhizoid

:a rootlike structure

rhizoidal

play \rī-ˈzȯid-ᵊl\ adjective

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