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A special hyphal-like appendage produced by a parasite (plant, fungus, etc.) as a result of its contact with a living cell or host that helps in withdrawing water and nutrients from it. It also helps in attachment of the parasite to the host.
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  • rust haustoria
  • fungal haustoria
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