An example of a mycelium is a mass of threadlike tubes that branch out on a fungus.
Origin of myceliumModern Latin from Classical Greek myk?s, 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