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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 morphological differences of calluses can be clearly seen: calluses grown on medium with AuNPs have both zones of rhizogenesis and embryogenesis seen, while callus grown on mesoporous Au/Si[O.sub.2] with hormones shows massive zone of embryogenesis with no rhizoids seen.
Ag Pseudomonas sp., [107] Escherichia coli, Bacillus subtilis, Klebsiella planticola Ag Candida albicans, [86] Candida glabrata Ag Humicola insolens, [108] Fusarium dimerum, Mucor indicus, Trichoderma reesei Ag Staphylococcus aureus, [109] Bacillis rhizoids, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa Ag Staphylococcus aureus, [110] Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Klebsiella pneumonia, Bacillis subtilis Ag Bacillus sp., Escherichia [111] coli, Pseudomonas sp.
Microscopic aspects of the fungus included broad-hyphae with a few septa; rhizoids produced under unbranched sporangiopores that terminated with dark round sporangia (60-200 [micro]m diameter) producing brown to black sporangiospores (around 6 [micro]m length) (Fig.
According to earlier reports, hyphal entry occurs either from general seed surface, through embryonic rhizoids or from micropylar end (5,8,10,34,36,37,44,45).
It is also consists of small root like structure (rhizoids) at the base of long stipe (stem).
Megaspores were considered to have germinated when an apical globular green structure with a crown of rhizoids was observed (Wunder et al., 2009).
The catshark was found in a bed of Brown kelp, Lessonia trabeculata, over rocky substrate, close to the stipes over the rhizoids of the algae.
neritina colony, with bryostatins concentrated on the growing tips and rhizoids of adult colonies, and on the surface of larvae (Davidson, 1999; Sharp et al., 2007).
Generic distinction was based on the internal structure of the erect thallus, the medulla composed of both distally oriented filaments and branching rhizoids (e.g., Rosenvinge, 1917; Dixon and Irvine, 1977; Guiry and Guiry, 2012).
However, attached to the bottom with delicate rhizoids, they can grow from a few centimetres up to more than one meter high [1-3].
arrhizus###aseptate, rhizoids present columella globose###more or less globose,