Definition of Rhizoid

1. Noun. Any of various slender filaments that function as roots in mosses and ferns and fungi etc.

Specialized synonyms: Leak Fungus, Rhizopus Stolonifer, Ring Rot Fungus
Generic synonyms: Fibril, Filament, Strand



Definition of Rhizoid

1. n. A rootlike appendage.

Definition of Rhizoid

1. Noun. (botany) A rootlike structure in fungi and some plants that acts as support and/or aids the absorption of nutrients. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rhizoid

1. a rootlike structure [n -S]

Medical Definition of Rhizoid

1. Portion of a cell or organism that serves as a basal anchor to the substratum. (23 Aug 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rhizoid

rhizobium
rhizobium leguminosarum
rhizobium meliloti
rhizocarpous
rhizocephala
rhizoctinia
rhizoctinia disease
rhizoctonia
rhizoctonias
rhizodermis
rhizodont
rhizodonts
rhizogan
rhizogen
rhizogens
rhizoid (current term)
rhizoidal
rhizoids
rhizolite
rhizoma
rhizomania
rhizomata
rhizomatic
rhizomatics
rhizomatous
rhizomatous begonia
rhizomatously
rhizome
rhizome chaff
rhizome cutting

Literary usage of Rhizoid

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Organography of Plants, Especially of the Archegoniata and Spermaphyta by Karl Goebel, Isaac Bayley Balfour (1905)
"... especially upon the plant itself, rhizoid-strands are found, which Koch1 compared with a badly twisted string. The lateral branches of the rhizoids lay ..."

2. A Manual of Determinative Bacteriology by Frederick Dixon Chester (1901)
"rhizoid, of an irregular branched, root-like character, as in Bact. mycoides. Fig. 10, C. Conglomerate, an aggregate of colonies of similar size and form. ..."

3. Applied Biology: An Elementary Textbook and Laboratory Guide by Maurice Alpheus Bigelow, Anna Nieglieh Bigelow (1911)
"A, fern spore germinating; s, spore; rh, rhizoid. B, a later stage of germination; ap.c, apical cell or growing point. C, full-grown pro- thallium, ..."

4. Pathogenic micro├Ârganisms: A Practical Manual for Students, Physicians, and by William Hallock Park, Anna Wessels Williams, Charles Krumwiede (1920)
"... arborescent, rhizoid. Elevation of growth, flat, effuse, raised, ... filamentous, rhizoid. Surface smooth, rough, concentrically rin ..."

5. Biological Bulletin by Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.) (1916)
"In general the susceptibility of the apical end of the rhizoid is ... In these respects the rhizoid shows much the same physiological relation to other ..."

6. A Text-book of General Bacteriology by Edwin Oakes Jordan (1908)
"... beaded, spreading, plumose, arborescent, rhizoid. Lustre, glistening, dull, cretaceous. Elevation of growth, flat, effuse, raised, convex. ..."

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