Definitions for "Endomycorrhiza"
(pl. endomycorrhizae; syn. arbuscular mycorrhiza) symbiotic association between a nonpathogenic or weakly pathogenic fungus and the roots of plants in which fungal hyphae invade cortical cells of the root (see ectomycorrhiza)
(Gr. endo, inside) Mycorrhizas with hyphae which penetrate cells.
or endotrophic mycorrhizae. A symbiotic condition between a fungus and the root of the plant in which the fungal hyphae (root like structures) grow between and within the cells of the plant roots, benefiting both the fungi and the plants. Many orchids and members of the heath family (Ericacea) cannot survive without endotrophic mycorrhizae.