Haustorium sentence example

haustorium
  • (After De Bary.) more or less branched (Peronospora) or coiled (Protomyces)haustorium.
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  • Any one of these soon comes to rest on a host-cell, and either pierces it and empties its contents into its cavity, where the further development occurs (Olpidium), or merely sends in delicate protoplasmic filaments (Rhizophydium) or a short hyphal tube of, at most, two or three cells, which acts as a haustorium, the further development taking place outside the cell-wall of the host (Chytridium).
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  • It produces a sucker-like structure called a haustorium, which penetrates hazel roots and draws off nutrients.
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