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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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ce= spore coat, cp= prothallial cell, cr= rhizoidal cell, gg= oil bodies, r= rhizoid.
Unlike bacteria or protozoa in the rumen, anaerobic fungi possess rhizoid filaments that penetrate feed particles, resulting in their physical breakdown (Ho et al.
Cytological and proteomic analyses of Osmunda cinnamomea germinating spores reveal characteristics of fern spore germination and rhizoid tip-growth.
Spores were considered as germinated when a first rhizoid was clearly emerged (Gabriel y Galan & Prada 2010b).
Foucault uses Borges's fable to disentangle the subtle and rhizoid movements of power and the construction of subjectivity and Baudrillard illustrates his "postmodern desert," the effacing of the metaphysics of representation and the cruising through the hyperreal by inverting Borges's parabola.
The metis female body in its formless, rhizoid, permeable and metamorphosing state is slippery, amoebic, uncontainable and unpredictable.
Culture Morphology Pigmentation Edge medium R2A 1 orange irregular 2 yellow smooth 3 cream smooth 4 pink smooth 5 transparent irregular 6 white smooth 7 light yellow irregular 8 light yellow sawing MA 9 white smooth 10 orange smooth 11 damask irregular 12 brown lobed 13 yellow sawing Culture Morphology Form Consistency medium R2A 1 round viscose 2 round viscose 3 round creamy 4 round creamy 5 round creamy 6 round dry 7 irregular viscose 8 round creamy MA 9 rhizoid dry 10 round creamy 11 irregular creamy 12 punctate dry 13 round viscose Table 3.
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).
This is while due to relativity theory -contraction of space- we are entering a world full of invisible strings that virtually everything is connected with every other thing in a rhizoid way following the time laws rather than space laws.
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).