conidium [ koh- nid-ee- uhm, k uh- ] SHOW IPA / koʊˈnɪd i əm, kə- / PHONETIC RESPELLING noun, plural co·nid·i·a [koh- nid-ee- uh, k uh-]. /koʊˈnɪd i ə, kə-/. Botany. (in fungi) an asexual spore formed by abstriction at the top of a hyphal branch. QUIZZES QUIZ YOURSELF ON AFFECT VS. EFFECT!
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Origin of conidium
) dust (akin to
-idium OTHER WORDS FROM conidium co·nid·i·al, co·nid·i·an, adjective
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In autumn, flies killed by this parasite may often be found adhering to window-panes, surrounded by a halo of ejected conidia.
It remains solid and filled with protoplasm as far as the portion which forms the end through its conidia.
The detached cells are the conidia of our fungus; only one is formed on each stalk.
After the articulation of the conidia, their bearers sink together by degrees, and are quite destroyed.
noun plural -nidia ( -ˈnɪdɪə) an asexual spore formed at the tip of a specialized hypha (conidiophore) in fungi such as Penicillium Derived forms of conidium conidial or conidian, adjective Word Origin for conidium
C19: from New Latin, from Greek
konis dust + ium
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n. pl. co•nid•i•a ( -ē-ə) An asexually produced fungal spore, formed on a conidiophore. Other words from conidium co•nid ′i•al adj.
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Plural conidia An asexually produced fungal spore, formed on a conidiophore. Most conidia are dispersed by the wind and can endure extremes of cold, heat, and dryness. When conditions are favorable, they germinate and grow into hyphae.
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