Pronunciation: (hô-stôr'ē-um, -stōr'-), [key]
—pl. haus•to•ri•aPronunciation: (hô-stôr'ē-u, -stōr'-). [key]
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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