Sclerotia

sclerotium

[skli-roh-shee-uhm]
noun, plural sclerotia [skli-roh-shee-uh] . Mycology.
a vegetative, resting food-storage body in certain higher fungi, composed of a compact mass of hardened mycelia.

Origin:
1810–20; < Neo-Latin; see sclerotin, -ium

sclerotial [skli-roh-shuhl] , adjective
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sclerotium (sklɪəˈrəʊʃɪəm)
 
n , pl -tia
a compact mass of hyphae, that is formed by certain fungi and gives rise to new fungal growth or spore-producing structures
 
[C18: from New Latin, from Greek sklēros hard]
 
scle'rotioid
 
adj
 
scle'rotial
 
adj

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