noun, plural cystidia [si-stid-ee-uh] . Mycology.
(in certain basidiomycetous fungi) one of the large, inflated, sterile cells growing between the basidia and usually projecting beyond them.

1855–60; < Neo-Latin; see cyst-, -idium Unabridged
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