mycelium mycelium

Definition(s):

  • (n) the vegetative part of a fungus consisting of a mass of branching threadlike hyphae

Usage(s):

  1. It develops a network of very fine branches, called "mycelium," which secrete penicillin.
  2. Plantlike, but not quite plants, fungi are rootless and leafless, consist of tiny threads (hyphae) tangled in a mass (mycelium) that can grow as much as half a mile in 24 hours.

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