noun, plural oidia /oʊˈɪdiə/ [oh-id-ee-uh] Show IPA . Mycology.
one of the conidia that are borne in chains by certain fungi
(in certain fungi) a thin-walled spore derived from the fragmentation of a hypha into its component cells.
Origin: 1855–60; Related forms
< Greek ōi
(cognate with Latin ovum;
) + -idium -idium