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pycnium

[ pik-nee-uhm ]
/ ˈpɪk ni əm /
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noun, plural pyc·ni·a [pik-nee-uh]. /ˈpɪk ni ə/. Mycology.

a flask-shaped or conical sporangium of a rust fungus, which develops below the epidermis of the host and bears pycniospores.

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Origin of pycnium

From New Latin, dating back to 1900–05; see origin at pycn-, -ium

OTHER WORDS FROM pycnium

pyc·ni·al, adjective
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