para physis

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paraphysis   (pə-rāf'ĭ-sĭs)  Pronunciation Key 
Plural paraphyses (pə-rāf'ĭ-sēz')
One of the erect sterile filaments often occurring among the reproductive organs of certain fungi, algae, and mosses.
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