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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.
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(Botany) any of various slender hairlike structures that function as roots in the gametophyte generation of mosses, ferns, and related plants
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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]
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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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|Noun||1.||rhizoid - 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
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