haustorium

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin haustor (drain, drink or suck) +‎ -ium.

Noun[edit]

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haustorium (plural haustoria)

  1. A root of a parasitic plant modified to take nourishment from its host.
  2. A cellular structure, growing into or around another structure to absorb water or nutrients, such as a cotyledon.

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