haustorium definition

  • noun:
    • A specialized absorbing structure of a parasitic plant, like the rootlike outgrowth associated with dodder, that obtains meals from a number plant.
    • a-root of a parasitic plant changed to take nourishment from its number.
    • one of many suckerlike rootlets of these flowers whilst the dodder and ivy.
    • among little roots or suckers of parasitic flowers, which connect themselves to and penetrate the host plant, and establish a primary reference to its sap, where the parasite completely or partly subsists.
    • plural In fungi, skilled limbs or organs of mycelia, offering often as a way of accessory or even deliver the fungus into natural connection with its number.
    • a root-like accessory in parasitic flowers that penetrates and obtains food from the number

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