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sterigma

[ stuh-rig-muh ]
/ stəˈrɪg mə /
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noun, plural ste·rig·ma·ta [stuh-rig-muh-tuh]. /stəˈrɪg mə tə/. Mycology.
a small stalk that bears a sporangium, a conidium, or especially a basidiospore.
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Origin of sterigma

1865–70; <New Latin <Greek stḗrigma a support, equivalent to stērig-, base of stērízein to support + -ma noun suffix

OTHER WORDS FROM sterigma

ster·ig·mat·ic [ster-ig-mat-ik, steer-], /ˌstɛr ɪgˈmæt ɪk, ˌstɪər-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for sterigma

sterigma
/ (stəˈrɪɡmə) /

noun
biology a minute stalk bearing a spore or chain of spores in certain fungi

Word Origin for sterigma

C19: New Latin from Greek stērigma support, from stērizein to sustain
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