Rhizine


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rhizine

[′rī‚zēn]
(botany)
The rhizoid of a lichen.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Rhizine

 

a fascicle of fungal threads originating from the lower surface of the thallus in foliaceous lichens. Rhizines serve primarily for attachment to the substrate.

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