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Definition of Mycelium

Mycelium: An array of fungal filaments which was thought to resemble a display of decorative nails. From the Greek mykes, meaning fungus + helos, meaning an ornamental nail or stud.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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