noun, plural oidia [oh-id-ee-uh] . 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.

1855–60; < Neo-Latin < Greek ōi(ón) egg (cognate with Latin ovum; see oo-) + -idium -idium

oidioid, adjective
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oidium (əʊˈɪdɪəm)
n , pl -ia
botany any of various fungal spores produced in the form of a chain by the development of septa in a hypha
[New Latin: from oo- + -idium diminutive suffix]

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