[uh-sur-vyuh-luh s]

noun, plural a·cer·vu·li [uh-sur-vyuh-lahy] /əˈsɜr vyəˌlaɪ/. Mycology.

(in certain fungi) an asexual fruiting body consisting of a mat of hyphae that give rise to short-stalked conidiophores.

Origin of acervulus

< New Latin, equivalent to Latin acerv(us) heap + -ulus -ule Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for acervulus

arenaceous, gritty, granular, ammophilous, arenicolous, sabulous

acervulus in Medicine



n. pl. a•cer•vu•li (-lī′)

brain sand
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