the mass of hyphae that form the vegetative part of a fungus.
- my·ce·li·al, adjective
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How to use mycelium in a sentence
In recent years, entrepreneurs have started using mycelium as a base for all sorts of materials, from biodegradable packaging to vegan leather to biomedical scaffolds.A New Vertical Farm Will Grow 3 Million Pounds of Mycelium a Year for Fungi-Based Bacon | Vanessa Bates Ramirez | August 17, 2022 | Singularity Hub
Mycelia can range farther than roots to find these nutrients.Secret forest fungi partner with plants — and help the climate | Kathryn Hulick | December 9, 2021 | Science News For Students
Almost all the plants in the world share resources through a network of mycelia.Secret forest fungi partner with plants — and help the climate | Kathryn Hulick | December 9, 2021 | Science News For Students
Dig a hole with the aluminum trowel, do as nature intended, and drop in three of the included tablets of mycelium.
There, its final, irresistible impulse is to latch its jaws upon the twig, dying as the mycelium finally consumes all the insect’s innards.
The fermentation is caused by the mycelium of this fungus before the development of the fructification.
Eumycetes, or Higher Fungi, a common name for those Fungi which possess a septate mycelium.The New Gresham Encyclopedia | Various
Much more disastrous results can be traced directly to the action of the mycelium in the cortex.
They are attached to the filaments of the mycelium, as in Uredo segetum.An Elementary Text-book of the Microscope | John William Griffith
The mycelium is usually buried in the matrix, so as not to be conspicuous.An Elementary Text-book of the Microscope | John William Griffith
British Dictionary definitions for mycelium
the vegetative body of fungi: a mass of branching filaments (hyphae) that spread throughout the nutrient substratum
- mycelial, adjective
- myceloid (ˈmaɪsɪˌlɔɪd), adjective
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Scientific definitions for mycelium
The mass of fine branching tubes (known as hyphae) that forms the main growing structure of a fungus. Visible structures like mushrooms are reproductive structures produced by the mycelium.
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