sclerotium

sclerotium
scle•ro•ti•um
[[t]sklɪˈroʊ ʃi əm[/t]] n. pl. -ti•a [[t]-ʃi ə[/t]]
fng a vegetative, resting food-storage body in certain higher fungi, composed of a compact mass of hardened mycelia
Etymology: 1810–20; < NL; see sclerotic, -ium II scle•ro′tial -ʃəl adj.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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