[ pik-nee-uhm ]

noun,plural pyc·ni·a [pik-nee-uh]. /ˈpɪk ni ə/. Mycology.
  1. a flask-shaped or conical sporangium of a rust fungus, which develops below the epidermis of the host and bears pycniospores.

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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