rhizomorph

noun
rhi·​zo·​morph | \ ˈrīzəˌmȯrf \

Definition of rhizomorph

1 : an aggregation of fungal threads intertwining like the strands of a rope that frequently resembles a root and is characteristic of many basidiomycetes (as Armillaria mellea)
2 [rhiz- + -morph] : the lower part of the short cormoid axis from which the true roots develop in members of the genus Isoetes and various other lower vascular plants

Other Words from rhizomorph

rhizomorphic \ ¦⸗⸗¦mȯrfik \ adjective

History and Etymology for rhizomorph

New Latin rhizomorpha, from rhiz- + -morpha, feminine singular of -morphus -morphous

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“Rhizomorph.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rhizomorph. Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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