root fungus


Definition of root fungus

: a fungus (as a saprophyte, parasite, or symbiont) typically growing upon or associated with the roots of a plant — compare mycorrhiza

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First Known Use of root fungus

1863, in the meaning defined above

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“Root fungus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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