pycnidia

pycnidium

[pik-nid-ee-uhm]
noun, plural pycnidia [pik-nid-ee-uh] . Mycology.
(in certain ascomycetes and fungi imperfecti) a globose or flask-shaped fruiting body bearing conidia on conidiophores.

Origin:
1855–60; < Neo-Latin < Greek pykn(ós) close, thick, dense + -idion diminutive suffix

pycnidial, adjective
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pycnidium (pɪkˈnɪdɪəm)
 
n , pl -ia
a small flask-shaped structure containing spores that occurs in ascomycetes and certain other fungi
 
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek puknos thick]

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