conidiospore

conidiospore

noun
an asexually produced fungal spore formed on a conidiophore [syn: conidium
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conidiospore

a type of asexual reproductive spore of fungi (kingdom Fungi) usually produced at the tip or side of hyphae (filaments that make up the body of a typical fungus) or on special spore-producing structures called conidiophores. The spores detach when mature. They vary widely in shape, colour, and size, large ones being called macroconidia, small ones, microconidia.

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