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sterigma

[stuh-rig-muh] /stəˈrɪg mə/
noun, plural sterigmata
[stuh-rig-muh-tuh] /stəˈrɪg mə tə/ (Show IPA).
Mycology
1.
a small stalk that bears a sporangium, a conidium, or especially a basidiospore.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; < Neo-Latin < Greek stḗrigma a support, equivalent to stērig-, base of stērízein to support + -ma noun suffix
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sterigmatic
[ster-ig-mat-ik, steer-] /ˌstɛr ɪgˈmæt ɪk, ˌstɪər-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for sterigmatic

sterigma

/stəˈrɪɡmə/
noun
1.
(biology) a minute stalk bearing a spore or chain of spores in certain fungi
Word Origin
C19: New Latin from Greek stērigma support, from stērizein to sustain
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