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conidium  (kəʊˈnɪdɪəm

Definitions

noun

(plural) -nidia   (-ˈnɪdɪə) 
  1. an asexual spore formed at the tip of a specialized hypha (conidiophore) in fungi such as Penicillium

Derived Forms

coˈnidial, coˈnidian  adjective

Word Origin

C19: from New Latin, from Greek konis dust + ium

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