Origin of rhizoidrhiz(o)- + -oid
- rhi′zoid′ rhi·zoi′dal
- A slender, rootlike filament by which mosses, liverworts, and the gametophytes of ferns attach themselves to the material in which they grow.
- A branching, rootlike extension by which algae and fungi absorb water and nutrients.
rhizoid - Medical Definition
- rhi′zoid′ rhi·zoi′dal (-zoid′l)