conidia

conidium

[koh-nid-ee-uhm, kuh-]
noun, plural conidia [koh-nid-ee-uh, kuh-] . Botany.
(in fungi) an asexual spore formed by abstriction at the top of a hyphal branch.

Origin:
1865–70; < Greek kón(is) dust (akin to incinerate) + -idium

conidial, conidian, adjective
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conidium (kəʊˈnɪdɪəm)
 
n , pl -nidia
an asexual spore formed at the tip of a specialized hypha (conidiophore) in fungi such as Penicillium
 
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek konis dust + ium]
 
co'nidial
 
adj
 
co'nidian
 
adj

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conidium co·nid·i·um (kə-nĭd'ē-əm)
n. pl. co·nid·i·a (-ē-ə)
An asexually produced fungal spore, formed on a conidiophore.


co·nid'i·al adj.
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conidium   (kə-nĭd'ē-əm)  Pronunciation Key 
Plural conidia
An asexually produced fungal spore, formed on a conidiophore. Most conidia are dispersed by the wind and can endure extremes of cold, heat, and dryness. When conditions are favorable, they germinate and grow into hyphae.
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