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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a bulbous formation produced by parasitic fungi that is well attached to the cuticle of the host and from where a peg-shaped hypha is formed that penetrates the cuticle

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The organ by which parasitic fungi attach themselves to their hosts, consisting usually of the flattened or swollen end of a hypha.


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