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pycnium

[pik-nee-uh m] /ˈpɪk ni əm/
noun, plural pycnia
[pik-nee-uh] /ˈpɪk ni ə/ (Show IPA).
Mycology
1.
a flask-shaped or conical sporangium of a rust fungus, which develops below the epidermis of the host and bears pycniospores.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; < Neo-Latin; see pycn-, -ium
Related forms
pycnial, adjective
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Examples for pycnium
  • Small, thin-walled pycniospores form within the pycnium and exude from the tip of the pycnium in a drop of pycnial nectar.

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