The mycelium is the vegetative part of a fungus.(noun)
An example of a mycelium is a mass of threadlike tubes that branch out on a fungus.
See mycelium in Webster's New World College Dictionary
noun pl. mycelia
Origin: ModL < Gr mykēs, a mushroom (see myco-) + -lium, as in epithelium
See mycelium in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun pl. my·ce·li·a (-lē-ə)
Origin: New Latin
Origin: : myc(o)-
Origin: + Greek hēlos, wart.
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