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rhi·zoid

 (rī′zoid′)
n.
A slender rootlike filament that grows from an alga, a fungus, or the gametophyte of a moss, liverwort, or fern, used for attachment and nourishment.

rhi′zoid′, rhi·zoi′dal (-zoid′l) adj.

rhizoid

(ˈraɪzɔɪd)
n
(Botany) any of various slender hairlike structures that function as roots in the gametophyte generation of mosses, ferns, and related plants
rhiˈzoidal adj

rhi•zoid

(ˈraɪ zɔɪd)

adj.
1. rootlike.
n.
2. (in mosses, ferns, etc.) one of the rootlike filaments by which the plant is attached to the substratum.
[1855–60; < Greek rhíz(a) root + -oid]
rhi•zoi′dal, adj.

rhi·zoid

(rī′zoid′)
A slender, root-like filament by which mosses, liverworts, fungi, and the reproductive generation of ferns attach themselves to the material in which they grow and absorb nourishment.
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Noun1.rhizoid - any of various slender filaments that function as roots in mosses and ferns and fungi etcrhizoid - any of various slender filaments that function as roots in mosses and ferns and fungi etc
leak fungus, Rhizopus stolonifer, ring rot fungus - fungus causing soft watery rot in fruits and vegetables and rings of dry rot around roots of sweet potatoes
fibril, filament, strand - a very slender natural or synthetic fiber
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The metis female body in its formless, rhizoid, permeable and metamorphosing state is slippery, amoebic, uncontainable and unpredictable.
These fungi play an important role in the primary digestion of plant fiber via a broad range of highly active fiber-degrading enzymes and their extensive rhizoid system (Theodorou et al.
balachowskyi Tsacas from Madagascar are subject to infestations of the entomophagous fungus Laboulbenia curtonoti Rossi & Kirk-Spriggs (Ascomycota), a species with an elongated rhizoid which penetrates the host's cuticle (Rossi & Kirk-Spriggs 2011).
For fungal characterization, mycelium stained with cotton blue-in-Lactophenol was examined under microscope for the following: Nature of Conidia shape, sporangiophore, Anthrospores, spore head, rhizoid and hyphae (septate or non septate).
This group as now constituted includes the rhizoid amoebae which have one or more broad pseudopodia, and a firm shell.
So with Nussbaum's Upheavals of Thought and Wilson's The Hydra's Tale which develop theoretical models for the emotions, the rhizoid complexities underneath apparently uncomplicated surfaces that become ever more manifest.
Variations in colony form can be categorized as punctiform, circular, filamentous, irregular, rhizoid, and spindle.
Ruminal mold goes through a series of changes and developments, starting with the release zoospores after 15 min to 1 h of feeding and then continues through several stages such as germination, development of rhizoid, differentiation and etc.
The anaerobic fungi contribute mainly to fiber digestion in the rumen with their effective cellulolytic enzymes as well as physical penetration of fungal rhizoid into the fiber matrix (Ho and Abdullah, 1988).
The short and hyaline rhizoid appeared first and initially had a wall perpendicular to the polar axis.
richardii, Edwards and Roux (1994, 1998) found that the primary rhizoid emerged in a downward direction with respect to gravity, suggesting that germinating spores could sense the direction of gravity.