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rhizomorph

[rahy-zuh-mawrf] /ˈraɪ zəˌmɔrf/
noun, Mycology
1.
a cordlike fusion of hyphae that leads certain fungi across various substrates like a root through soil.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; rhizo- + -morph
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rhizomorph

/ˈraɪzəʊˌmɔːf/
noun
1.
a rootlike structure of certain fungi, such as the honey fungus Armillaria mellea, consisting of a dense mass of hyphae
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