from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The vegetative part of a fungus, consisting of a mass of branching, threadlike hyphae.
- n. A similar mass of fibers formed by certain bacteria.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The vegetative part of any fungus, consisting of a mass of branching, threadlike hyphae, often underground.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The white threads or filamentous growth from which a mushroom or fungus is developed; the so-called mushroom spawn.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The vegetative part of the thallus of fungi, composed of one or more hyphæ.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the vegetative part of a fungus consisting of a mass of branching threadlike hyphae
We have now discovered that there is a multi-directional transfer of nutrients between plants, mitigated by the mcyelium -- so the mycelium is the mother that is giving nutrients from alder and birch trees to hemlocks, cedars and Douglas firs.
The mycelium is the fibrous underground network of the mushroom.
The mycelium is the most important part of the fungous growth.
Wherever this vegetative stage, technically known as mycelium, penetrates, the bark is killed; and of course, you all know what that means.
These are common parasitical plants, originating in the production of copious filamentous threads, called the mycelium, or spawn.
"The mold that grows off the surface of these cheeses gives off real small microscopic rootlets called mycelium that actually grow into the cheese and give off enzymes that the mold can feed off of," Lehner says.
Collectively, the hyphae make up the mycelium, which is equivalent to the "body" of the fungus organism.
Fungous diseases attacking a cavity produce a mass of fibers, known as the "mycelium," that penetrate the body of the tree or limb on which the cavity is located.
= -- A good example of mycelium which is familiar to nearly every one occurs in the form of a white mold on bread or on vegetables.
Reality Sandwich explained: He compares the mushroom mycelium with the overlapping information-sharing systems that comprise the Internet, with the networked neurons in the brain, and with a computer model of dark matter in the universe.