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rhizoid

rhi·zoid

rhizoid

 
pronunciation:
raI zoId
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
part of speech: adjective
definition: rootlike.
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a rootlike filament that connects a plant, such as a fern or moss, to the substratum where it derives nourishment.
derivation: rhizoidal (adj.)