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haustorium


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Haustorium  \Haus*to"ri*um\,  n.;  pl  {Haustoria}.  [LL.,  a  well 
  fr  L.  haurire  haustum  to  drink.]  (Bot.) 
  One  of  the  suckerlike  rootlets  of  such  plants  as  the  dodder 
  and  ivy.  --R.  Brown. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  haustorium 
  n  :  a  rootlike  attachment  in  parasitic  plants  that  penetrates 
  and  obtains  food  from  the  host 




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