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mycelium

 [mi-se´le-um]
the mass of threadlike processes (hyphae) constituting the thallus of a fungus. adj., adj myce´lial.
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my·ce·li·um

, pl.

my·ce·li·a

(mī-sē'lē-ŭm, -ă),
The mass of hyphae making up a colony of fungi and some bacterial species, for example, Streptomyces.
[G. mykēs, fungus, + hēlos, nail, wart, excrescence on animal or plant]
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mycelium

(mī-sē′lē-əm)
n. pl. myce·lia (-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.

my·ce′li·al (-lē-əl) adj.
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my·ce·li·um

, pl. mycelia (mī-sēlē-ŭm, -ă)
The mass of hyphae making up a colony of fungi.
[G. mykēs, fungus, + hēlos, nail, wart, excrescence on animal or plant]
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mycelium

the total mass of HYPHAE of a FUNGUS that constitutes the vegetative body (as opposed to a fruiting body).
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

my·ce·li·um

, pl. mycelia (mī-sēlē-ŭm, -ă)
The mass of hyphae making up a colony of fungi.
[G. mykēs, fungus, + hēlos, nail, wart, excrescence on animal or plant]
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