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 (kôr′ə-loid′, kŏr′-) also cor·al·loid·al (-loid′l)
Resembling coral in appearance or form.

[Latin corallium, coral; see coral + -oid.]
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(ˈkɒrəlɔɪd) or


(Zoology) of or resembling coral
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Fruit-body: Small, height to 35 mm, width to 25 mm; coralloid, branched, branching three times; axils u-shaped; yellowish, staining green.
tetrasperma has been characterized on the basis of its large dichotomous to coralloid ectomycorrhizal system and pseudoparenchymatous mantle layers with hyphae variable in size and shape.
The repeated branch of nodules resulted in the formation of relatively large coralloid structures.
The coralloid roots in Macrozamia plants contain cyanobacteria, which fix atmospheric nitrogen, making it available as a nutrient to the plant (Grove et al.
Through the histological analysis of longitudinal sections of zygotic embryos were detected apical meristematic cells of the shoot and root and in megagametophytes the formation of elements similar to tracheids and coralloid roots.
Small (1933) separated Osmanthus americana (sic) from the remainder of the genus as Amarolea americana based on coralloid inflorescences, subsessile flowers, introse anthers, and capitate stigma.
Corner (1950) proposed the genus name Lentaria to accommodate two groups of taxa, both characterized by coralloid, pliant, often tough basidiomata on dead wood, white spores and clamped hyphae.