[ap-re-sawr-ee-uh m, -sohr-]
- a flattened and thickened tip of a hyphal branch, formed by some parasitic fungi, that facilitates penetration of the host plant.
Origin of appressorium
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- botany a flattened hypha of a parasitic fungus that penetrates the host tissues
from New Latin, from Latin appressus; see appressed
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