noun, plural promycelia [proh-mahy-see-lee-uh] . Mycology.
a short filament produced in the germination of a spore that bears small spores and then dies.

1865–70; < Neo-Latin; see pro-1, mycelium

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promycelium (ˌprəʊmaɪˈsiːlɪəm)
n , pl -lia
botany a short tubular outgrowth from certain germinating fungal spores that produces spores itself and then dies
[C19: New Latin from pro-1 + mycelium]

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In the spring, one or both cells of the teliospore produces a hyphal protrusion called a promycelium or basidium.
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