mycelium[mī sē′lē əm]
- The mycelium is the vegetative part of a fungus.
An example of a mycelium is a mass of threadlike tubes that branch out on a fungus.
the thallus, or vegetative part, of a fungus, made of a mass or network of threadlike tubes
Origin of myceliumModern Latin ; from Classical Greek mykēs, a mushroom (see myco-) + -lium, as in epithelium
- The vegetative part of a fungus, consisting of a mass of branching, threadlike hyphae.
- A similar mass of fibers formed by certain bacteria.
Origin of myceliumNew Latin : myc(o)– + Greek hēlos, wart.