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Glossary: M.

Macroscopic:

Visible to the naked eye. (opposite of microscopic)

Marginate:

Having a ridge or gutter shaped margin.

Matting:

A condition of the mycelium in which the casting has become appressed usually caused by over watering, it is similar to the condition 'overlay' except that in 'matting' the mycelium has formed a dense and dead layer of cells on the casting surface.

Meiosis:

The process of reduction by one half (reduction division) by which a single cell with a diploid nucleus subdivides into four cells which have one haploid nucleus each.

Membranous:

Sheath-shaped

Mesophile:

An organism that thrives in a temperature between 40-90�F.

Metuloid:

A sterile cell which is encrusted with a crystalline substance.

Microbial:

An organism of the divisions Eumycophyta or Myxomycophyta, that is incapable of manufacturing food as they lack chlorophyll and are therefore generally parasitic or saprophytic.

Micron:

One thousandth of a millimeter.

Microscopic:

Only visible with the aid of a microscope.

Milk:

Fluid contained inside a mushroom which often becomes sticky when released.

Mitosis:

The non-sexual process of a cell division in which the chromosomes of a nucleus, a rereplicated equally into two new nuclei.

Monkaryon, monocaryon (agj.monokaryotic, monocaryotic):

The haploid state of the mushroom mycelium usually containing one nucleus.

Mottled:

Uneven ripening of spores on the gill surface typical of the genus Panaeolus.

Mushroom:

A fungi that sends up an upright fleshy body of tissue in the form of a stalk and cap containing gills, in which the sexual spores are formed and then cast for dispersion.

Mycelium:

The nonreproductive mass of interwoven filaments (hyphae) of a fungi which are embedded in soil, organic matter or either the tissue or body of an infected organism.

Mycology:

The study and interest of mushrooms.

Mycophagist:

Any animal including humans that eat mushrooms.

Mycophile:

A person who likes mushrooms.

Mycophobe:

The fear of mushrooms.

Mycorrhizal:

The symbiotic relationship a mushroom mycelium has with another plant.Ie the symbiotic relationship the chanterelle mycelium has with trees, particularly the beech tree.

Myxomycophyta:

Slime fungi.

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