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my·ce·li·um

 (mī-sē′lē-əm)
n. pl. my·ce·li·a (-lē-ə)
1. The vegetative part of a fungus, consisting of a mass of branching, threadlike hyphae.
2. A similar mass of fibers formed by certain bacteria.

[New Latin : myc(o)- + Greek hēlos, wart.]

my·ce′li·al (-lē-əl) adj.

mycelium

(maɪˈsiːlɪəm)
n, pl -lia (-lɪə)
(Botany) the vegetative body of fungi: a mass of branching filaments (hyphae) that spread throughout the nutrient substratum
[C19 (literally: nail of fungus): from myco- + Greek hēlos nail]
myˈcelial adj
myceloid adj

my•ce•li•um

(maɪˈsi li əm)

n., pl. -li•a (-li ə)
the mass of hyphae that form the vegetative part of a fungus.
[1830–40; < New Latin, = Greek myk- myc- + (h)ḗl(os) wart, nail + New Latin -ium -ium2]
my•ce′li•al, adj.

my·ce·li·um

(mī-sē′lē-əm)
Plural mycelia
The mass of fine branching tubes (called hyphae) that forms the main growing structure of a fungus. Visible structures like mushrooms are reproductive structures produced by the mycelium.

mycelium

A mass of “threads” (hyphae) that form a fungus.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mycelium - the vegetative part of a fungus consisting of a mass of branching threadlike hyphaemycelium - the vegetative part of a fungus consisting of a mass of branching threadlike hyphae
fungus - an organism of the kingdom Fungi lacking chlorophyll and feeding on organic matter; ranging from unicellular or multicellular organisms to spore-bearing syncytia
hypha - any of the threadlike filaments forming the mycelium of a fungus
sclerotium - compact usually dark-colored mass of hardened mycelium constituting a vegetative food-storage body in various true fungi; detaches when mature and can give rise to new growth
plant part, plant structure - any part of a plant or fungus
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Ph.D., "Natural Fibers in Mycellium Reinforced Composites," Cotton Production and Processing Research Unit, Agricultural Research Service, U.S.
According to Paul Stamet's book "Mycellium Running" cordyceps have antibacterial, antiviral, antitumor, anticancer (leukemia, lymphoma, lung) antioxidants, which help control hypertension, diabetes, cholesterol, stress, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases; stimulate the liver, kidneys, and nerves; and enhance immunity and sexual performance.
"In 2-3 weeks the roll should be completely colonized with the white, fluffy mycellium of the oyster mushroom," according to the directions.