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pycnium

[pik-nee-uh m] /ˈpɪk ni əm/
noun, plural pycnia
[pik-nee-uh] /ˈpɪk ni ə/ (Show IPA).
Mycology.
1.
a flask-shaped or conical sporangium of a rust fungus, which develops below the epidermis of the host and bears pycniospores.
Origin of pycnium
1900-1905
From New Latin, dating back to 1900-05; See origin at pycn-, -ium
Related forms
pycnial, adjective
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