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[uh-sur-vyuh-luh s]
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noun, plural a·cer·vu·li [uh-sur-vyuh-lahy] /əˈsɜr vyəˌlaɪ/. Mycology.
  1. (in certain fungi) an asexual fruiting body consisting of a mat of hyphae that give rise to short-stalked conidiophores.
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Origin of acervulus

< New Latin, equivalent to Latin acerv(us) heap + -ulus -ule
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Related Words for acervulus

arenaceous, gritty, granular, acervulus, ammophilous, arenicolous, sabulous

acervulus in Medicine


n. pl. a•cer•vu•li (-lī′)
  1. brain sand
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