rhizomorph

noun rhi·zo·morph \ˈrīzəˌmȯrf\

Definition of rhizomorph

  1. 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. 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

rhizomorphic

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of rhizomorph

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


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