Appressorium



a flattened and thickened tip of a hyphal branch, formed by some parasitic fungi, that facilitates penetration of the host plant.
noun (pl) -ria (-rɪə)
(botany) a flattened hypha of a parasitic fungus that penetrates the host tissues

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    to give notice to; inform; advise (often followed by of): to be apprised of the death of an old friend. . Historical Examples Indeed, how could she apprise him of events which were now the talk of the court? Under the Rose Frederic Stewart Isham You are then to apprise the President of the Haarlem […]

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    to give notice to; inform; advise (often followed by of): to be apprised of the death of an old friend. verb (transitive) often foll by of. to make aware; inform v. “to notify,” 1690s, from French appris, past participle of apprendre “to inform, teach,” literally “to lay hold of (in the mind),” another metaphoric meaning […]



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    to give notice to; inform; advise (often followed by of): to be apprised of the death of an old friend. . Contemporary Examples The magistrate asked the wife if she had apprised the authorities of the required medications. Terry Lee Loewen, the Mellow Kansas Man Who Dreamed of Jihad Michael Daly December 15, 2013 McKeon […]

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    to give notice to; inform; advise (often followed by of): to be apprised of the death of an old friend. . Historical Examples After much consideration it was decided that a note should be written to Ayala apprising her of her aunt’s coming. Ayala’s Angel Anthony Trollope A dispatch was immediately sent to the Governor, […]



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