Meaning of MYCORRHIZA in English

— mycorrhizal, mycorhizal , adj.

/muy'keuh ruy"zeuh/ , n. , pl. mycorrhizae /-zee/ , mycorrhizas . Plant Pathol.

a symbiotic association of the mycelium of a fungus, esp. a basidiomycete, with the roots of certain plants, in which the hyphae form a closely woven mass around the rootlets or penetrate the cells of the root.

Also, mycorhiza . Also called fungus root .

[ 1890-95; MYCO- + -RRHIZA ]

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