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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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In addition to trippy illustrations juxtaposed with chemical diagrams and laboratory photos, the brothers provided detailed instructions for achieving the four major stages of growth: extracting spores (the fungal equivalent of seeds), cultivating a batch of mycelium (the vegetative part of a fungus), inoculating a sterile medium with the mycelium, and then simulating the conditions of a humid forest floor in order to produce mushrooms.
They harbour mycelium, a fungus material made up of bacteria colonies that will allow the robots to 'grow.' It also feeds energy to the motors, gears and electronics that are embedded in the bots' frames, Engadget noted.