promycelium

[ proh-mahy-see-lee-uh m ]
/ ˌproʊ maɪˈsi li əm /

noun, plural pro·my·ce·li·a [proh-mahy-see-lee-uh] /ˌproʊ maɪˈsi li ə/. Mycology.

a short filament produced in the germination of a spore that bears small spores and then dies.

Nearby words

  1. promptly,
  2. promptness,
  3. promulgate,
  4. promulgation,
  5. promulge,
  6. promyelocyte,
  7. pron.,
  8. pronaos,
  9. pronasion,
  10. pronatalism

Origin of promycelium

From New Latin, dating back to 1865–70; see origin at pro-1, mycelium

Related formspro·my·ce·li·al, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for promycelium

promycelium

/ (ˌprəʊmaɪˈsiːlɪəm) /

noun plural -lia (-lɪə)

botany a short tubular outgrowth from certain germinating fungal spores that produces spores itself and then dies
Derived Formspromycelial, adjective

Word Origin for promycelium

C19: New Latin from pro- 1 + mycelium

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