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RHIZOID

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does rhizoid mean? 

RHIZOID (noun)
  The noun RHIZOID has 1 sense:

1. any of various slender filaments that function as roots in mosses and ferns and fungi etc

  Familiarity information: RHIZOID used as a noun is very rare.


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RHIZOID (noun)


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Meaning:

Any of various slender filaments that function as roots in mosses and ferns and fungi etc

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Hypernyms ("rhizoid" is a kind of...):

fibril; filament; strand (a very slender natural or synthetic fiber)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "rhizoid"):

leak fungus; Rhizopus stolonifer; ring rot fungus (fungus causing soft watery rot in fruits and vegetables and rings of dry rot around roots of sweet potatoes)


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