[ koh-nid-ee-uh-fawr, -fohr, kuh- ]
/ koʊˈnɪd i əˌfɔr, -ˌfoʊr, kə- /

noun Botany.

(in fungi) a special stalk or branch of the mycelium, bearing conidia.

Nearby words

  1. conical papilla,
  2. conical pendulum,
  3. conicity,
  4. conicoid,
  5. conics,
  6. conidium,
  7. conifer,
  8. coniferin,
  9. coniferous,
  10. coniine

Origin of conidiophore

1880–85; conidio- (combining form of conidium) + -phore

Related formsco·nid·i·oph·o·rous [kuh-nid-ee-of-er-uh s] /kəˌnɪd iˈɒf ər əs/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for conidiophore


/ (kəʊˈnɪdɪəˌfɔː) /


a simple or branched hypha that bears spores (conidia) in such fungi as Penicillium
Derived Formsconidiophorous (kəʊˌnɪdɪˈɒfərəs, kə-), adjective

Word Origin for conidiophore

C19: from conidium + -phore

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Medicine definitions for conidiophore


[ kə-nĭdē-ə-fôr′ ]


A specialized fungal hypha that produces conidia.
Related formsco•nid′i•ophor•ous (kə-nĭd′ē-ŏfər-əs) adj.

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Science definitions for conidiophore


[ kə-nĭdē-ə-fôr′ ]

An asexual reproductive structure that develops at the tip of a fungal hypha and produces conidia.
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