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promycelium

[ proh-mahy-see-lee-uhm ]
/ ˌproʊ maɪˈsi li əm /
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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.
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Origin of promycelium

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

OTHER WORDS FROM promycelium

pro·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 forms of promycelium

promycelial, adjective

Word Origin for promycelium

C19: New Latin from pro- 1 + mycelium
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