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- n. A rootlike structure, consisting of a dense mass of hyphae, in many fungi
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In botany, a comprehensive term for certain subterranean mycelial growths associated with or preying upon the roots of the higher plants, especially trees, the cultivated vine, etc. They are produced by a considerable variety of fungi, as Agaricus melleus, Dematophora necatrix, etc.
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- n. a dense mass of hyphae forming a root-like structure characteristic of many fungi
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One thing he knew for sure: it had been ejected by the upright rhizomorph.
And what about the lying down of every rhizomorph we have encountered in same direction?
Further outward the wood was yellow, with white patches scattered in the yellow matrix, and, again, the rhizomorph strands were seen running in all directions through the mass.
These dark rhizomorphs may also be found spreading around into the soil from the roots, and they look so much like thin roots indeed that we can at once understand their name -- rhizomorph.
On reaching the root of another tree, the tips of the branched rhizomorph penetrate the living cortex, and grow forward in the plane of the cambium, sending off smaller ramifications into the medullary rays and (in the case of the pines, etc.) into the resin passages.
In addition, they report that production of soil rhizomorph length was 27% greater in CO
Mycorrhizal and rhizomorph dynamics in a loblolly pine forest during 5 years of free-air-CO
To the right the fructifications have been traced by dissection to the rhizomorph strands which produced them.]
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