from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The symbiotic association of the mycelium of a fungus with the roots of certain plants, such as conifers, beeches, or orchids.
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- n. A symbiotic relationship between the mycelium of a fungus and the roots of a plant.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fungus-mycelium which invests the roots of certain phænogams, especially Cupuliferæ and some other forest-trees.
myco- + Greek rhiza, root.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)