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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In botany: The variously constituted intricate filamentous structure which together with the spores fills the spore-case of many of the lower fungi, especially the Myxomycetes.
  • n. The thready or hair-like filaments developed within the spore-capsules or sporangia of certain Mycetozoa.


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