[ 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.

Origin of conidiophore

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

OTHER WORDS FROM conidiophore

co·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 forms of conidiophore

conidiophorous (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.

Other words from conidiophore

co•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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