1. Resembling the retina.
2. Any of a group of substances related to vitamin A and functioning like vitamin A in the body.
2. Resembling a rod.
rhizoid (s) (noun)
, rhizoids (pl)
A slender rootlike outgrowth or filament on an alga or a fungus: Rhizoids are found on mosses, liverworts, and the reproductive cells of ferns that absorb nourishment in much the same way as a root.
1. Resembling flesh.
2. A small epithelioid tubercle-like lesion characteristic of sarcoidosis (chronic multisystem disease).
In zoology, resembling a reptile.
A (gem) similar to a scarab.
Resembling a worm.
A reference to the Serranidae
or a large family of fish with large mouths and small spines on the gill coverings.
They usually have several rows of sharp teeth, normally with a pair of particularly large, canine-like teeth projecting from the lower jaw.
The family contains about 450 species of serranids in 64 genera, including sea basses and groupers (typically having stout bodies and large mouths).
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