[mahy-see-lee-uh m] /maɪˈsi li əm/

noun, plural mycelia
[mahy-see-lee-uh] /maɪˈsi li ə/ (Show IPA). Mycology.
the mass of hyphae that form the vegetative part of a fungus.
noun (pl) -lia (-lɪə)
the vegetative body of fungi: a mass of branching filaments (hyphae) that spread throughout the nutrient substratum

mycelium my·ce·li·um (mī-sē’lē-əm)
n. pl. my·ce·li·a (-lē-ə)
The vegetative part of a fungus, which consists of a mass of branching, threadlike hyphae.
my·ce’li·al or my·ce’li·an adj.
Plural mycelia
The mass of fine branching tubes (known as hyphae) that forms the main growing structure of a fungus. Visible structures like mushrooms are reproductive structures produced by the mycelium.


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