noun, plural sterigmata [stuh-rig-muh-tuh] . Mycology.
a small stalk that bears a sporangium, a conidium, or especially a basidiospore.

1865–70; < Neo-Latin < Greek stḗrigma a support, equivalent to stērig-, base of stērízein to support + -ma noun suffix

sterigmatic [ster-ig-mat-ik, steer-] , adjective Unabridged
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sterigma (stəˈrɪɡmə)
biology a minute stalk bearing a spore or chain of spores in certain fungi
[C19: New Latin from Greek stērigma support, from stērizein to sustain]

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