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  • Botany


Rhizoids (from the Greek word rhiso, root) are anatomical structures of bryophytes (amongst others) that look like roots but do not perform the same functions. Rhizoids are absorbent uni or multi cellular hairs of which the main function is to support the plant by helping it to stabilize itself in the substrate.

Rhizoids can also absorb water, but the entire plant system of a bryophyte is also able to do this.


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