ACERVULI

acervulus

[uh-sur-vyuh-luhs]
noun, plural acervuli [uh-sur-vyuh-lahy] . Mycology.
(in certain fungi) an asexual fruiting body consisting of a mat of hyphae that give rise to short-stalked conidiophores.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin, equivalent to Latin acerv(us) heap + -ulus -ule

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acervulus a·cer·vu·lus (ə-sûr'vyə-ləs)
n. pl. a·cer·vu·li (-lī')
See brain sand.

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