ostiolar

ostiole

[os-tee-ohl]
noun
Biology. a small opening or pore, especially in the fruiting body of a fungus.

Origin:
1825–35; < Latin ōstiolum little door, equivalent to ōsti(um) door (see ostium) + -olum -ole1

ostiolar [os-tee-uh-ler, o-stahy-] , adjective
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ostiole (ˈɒstɪˌəʊl)
 
n
1.  the pore in the reproductive bodies of certain algae and fungi through which spores pass
2.  any small pore
 
[C19: from Latin ostiolum, diminutive of ostium door]
 
ostiolar
 
adj
 
'ostiolate
 
adj

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