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Meaning of rhizoid

rhi•zoid

Pronunciation: (rī'zoid), [key]
— adj.
  1. rootlike.
—n.
  1. (in mosses, ferns, etc.) one of the rootlike filaments by which the plant is attached to the substratum.
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