Sclerotium meaning

sklə-rōshē-əm, -shəm
Frequency:
A hard, dormant, multicellular structure found in certain fungi and slime molds.
noun
0
0
In various fungi, a hardened, black or reddish-brown mass of threads in which food material is stored and which is capable of remaining dormant for long periods.
noun
0
0
A compact mass of hardened mycelium stored with reserve food material that, in some higher fungi such as ergot, becomes detached and remains dormant until a favourable opportunity for growth occurs.
noun
0
0
Advertisement

Origin of sclerotium

  • New Latin from Greek sklērotēs hardness from sklēros hard

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition