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conidium

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n conidium an asexually produced fungal spore formed on a conidiophore
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Conidium (Bot) A peculiar kind of reproductive cell found in certain fungi, and often containing zoƶspores.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n conidium In fungi, a propagative body which is asexual in its origin and functions. In the most technical sense, it includes spores formed either uninclosed, upon hyphæ, or inclosed, as in the sporangia of Mucor and the conceptacles of Sphæropsideæ; but it is more commonly used to designate only those uninclosed.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Usage

In literature:

Then the papilla of the conidium disappears.
"Fungi: Their Nature and Uses" by Mordecai Cubitt Cooke
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