- a vegetative, resting food-storage body in certain higher fungi, composed of a compact mass of hardened mycelia.
Origin of sclerotium
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- a compact mass of hyphae, that is formed by certain fungi and gives rise to new fungal growth or spore-producing structures
C18: from New Latin, from Greek sklēros hard
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