[koh-nid-ee-uh-fawr, -fohr, kuh-]
- (in fungi) a special stalk or branch of the mycelium, bearing conidia.
Origin of conidiophore
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A, Small portion of mycelium with conidiophore (c), and archicarp (as).
- a simple or branched hypha that bears spores (conidia) in such fungi as Penicillium
Word Origin for conidiophore
C19: from conidium + -phore
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- A specialized fungal hypha that produces conidia.
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- An asexual reproductive structure that develops at the tip of a fungal hypha and produces conidia.
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