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oidium

[ oh-id-ee-uhm ]
/ oʊˈɪd i əm /
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noun, plural o·id·i·a [oh-id-ee-uh]. /oʊˈɪd i ə/. Mycology.
one of the conidia that are borne in chains by certain fungi.
(in certain fungi) a thin-walled spore derived from the fragmentation of a hypha into its component cells.
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Origin of oidium

1855–60; <New Latin <Greek ōi(ón) egg1 (cognate with Latin ovum;see oo-) + -idium-idium

OTHER WORDS FROM oidium

o·id·i·oid, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for oidium

oidium
/ (əʊˈɪdɪəm) /

noun plural -ia (-ɪə)
botany any of various fungal spores produced in the form of a chain by the development of septa in a hypha

Word Origin for oidium

New Latin: from oo- + -idium diminutive suffix
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