- (in certain ascomycetes and fungi imperfecti) a globose or flask-shaped fruiting body bearing conidia on conidiophores.
Origin of pycnidium
1855–60; < New Latin < Greek pykn(ós) close, thick, dense + -idion diminutive suffix
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- a small flask-shaped structure containing spores that occurs in ascomycetes and certain other fungi
C19: from New Latin, from Greek puknos thick