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promycelium

[proh-mahy-see-lee-uh m] /ˌproʊ maɪˈsi li əm/
noun, plural promycelia
[proh-mahy-see-lee-uh] /ˌproʊ maɪˈsi li ə/ (Show IPA).
Mycology.
1.
a short filament produced in the germination of a spore that bears small spores and then dies.
Origin of promycelium
1865-1870
From New Latin, dating back to 1865-70; See origin at pro-1, mycelium
Related forms
promycelial, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for promycelium

promycelium

/ˌprəʊmaɪˈsiːlɪəm/
noun (pl) -lia (-lɪə)
1.
(botany) a short tubular outgrowth from certain germinating fungal spores that produces spores itself and then dies
Derived Forms
promycelial, adjective
Word Origin
C19: New Latin from pro-1 + mycelium
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