noun, plural my·ce·li·a [mahy-see-lee-uh]. /maɪˈsi li ə/. Mycology.
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Origin of mycelium
OTHER WORDS FROM myceliummy·ce·li·al, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for mycelium
The spore germinates and produces delicate threads, which branch and increase by growth in extent, and form the mycelium.Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc.|George Francis Atkinson
There is reason to think that, in some cases at any rate, the mycelium is that of the Truffle.The Beauties of Nature|Sir John Lubbock
Easily distinguishable from all similar moulds by the absence of mycelium or of anything like a hypha.The North American Slime-Moulds|Thomas H. (Thomas Huston) MacBride
If the process goes on, this mycelium gives rise to the stem and cap of an agaricoid fungus, completing the vegetative system.Fungi: Their Nature and Uses|Mordecai Cubitt Cooke
Under the fourth the spores of the mould are shown in their first growth putting out the tubes to form the mycelium.Through Magic Glasses and Other Lectures|Arabella B. Buckley