Cystidia

cystidium

[si-stid-ee-uhm]
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.

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

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