[ rahy-zoid ]
/ ˈraɪ zɔɪd /
(in mosses, ferns, etc.) one of the rootlike filaments by which the plant is attached to the substratum.
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Rhizoid: Of an irregular, branched, root-like character (Fig. 142, b).The Elements of Bacteriological Technique|John William Henry Eyre
British Dictionary definitions for rhizoid
/ (ˈraɪzɔɪd) /
any of various slender hairlike structures that function as roots in the gametophyte generation of mosses, ferns, and related plants
Derived forms of rhizoidrhizoidal, adjective
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Medical definitions for rhizoid
[ rī′zoid′ ]
Having irregular branching. Used of a form of bacterial growth.
A slender rootlike filament by which mosses, liverworts, and fern gametophytes attach to the substratum and absorb nourishment.
A rootlike extension of the thallus of a fungus.
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Scientific definitions for rhizoid
[ rī′zoid′ ]
A slender, rootlike filament by which mosses, liverworts, and the gametophytes of ferns attach themselves to the material in which they grow.
A branching, rootlike extension by which algae and fungi absorb water and nutrients.
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