Meaning of haustorium

haus•to•ri•um

Pronunciation: (hô-stôr'ē-um, -stōr'-), [key]
— pl. haus•to•ri•a
  1. a projection from the hypha of a fungus into the organic matter from which it absorbs nutrients.
  2. the penetrating feeding organ of certain parasites.
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