- a vegetative, resting food-storage body in certain higher fungi, composed of a compact mass of hardened mycelia.
Origin of sclerotium
Examples from the Web for sclerotium
Historical Examples of sclerotium
The grain is replaced by a dense fungoid tissue (sclerotium) largely charged with an oily fluid.The New Gresham Encyclopedia
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 Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise
M. E. Hard
- a compact mass of hyphae, that is formed by certain fungi and gives rise to new fungal growth or spore-producing structures