mycobiont

mycobiont

[mahy-koh-bahy-ont]
noun
the fungal component of a lichen.

Origin:
1957; myco- + Greek biont-, stem of biôn, present participle of bioûn to live; cf. symbiont

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mycobiont (ˌmaɪkəʊˈbaɪɒnt)
 
n
botany Compare phycobiont the fungal constituent of a lichen

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