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conidium   (kə-nĭd'ē-əm)  Pronunciation Key 
Plural conidia
An asexually produced fungal spore, formed on a conidiophore. Most conidia are dispersed by the wind and can endure extremes of cold, heat, and dryness. When conditions are favorable, they germinate and grow into hyphae.
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