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sclerotium

[ skli-roh-shee-uhm ]

noun

, Mycology.
, plural scle·ro·ti·a [skli-, roh, -shee-, uh].
  1. a vegetative, resting food-storage body in certain higher fungi, composed of a compact mass of hardened mycelia.


sclerotium

/ sklɪəˈrəʊʃɪəm /

noun

  1. a compact mass of hyphae, that is formed by certain fungi and gives rise to new fungal growth or spore-producing structures


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Derived Forms

  • scleˈrotioid, adjective

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Other Words From

  • scle·ro·tial [skli-, roh, -sh, uh, l], adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of sclerotium1

From New Latin, dating back to 1810–20; sclerotin, -ium

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Word History and Origins

Origin of sclerotium1

C18: from New Latin, from Greek sklēros hard

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Example Sentences

The grain is replaced by a dense fungoid tissue (sclerotium) largely charged with an oily fluid.

One or two are developed from a kind of Sclerotium, which is in fact a compact perennial mycelium.

Dr. Bull has been very successful in developing the Sclerotium of Agaricus cirrhatus.

The stems run deep into the earth and are attached to a sclerotium, which will be seen in the halftone.

The stem is elongated, springing from an irregular black tuber, called sclerotium.

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