Origin of pycnidiumModern Latin from Classical Greek pyknos, thick, tight ( from Indo-European base an unverified form puk-, to compress from source Albanian puth, (I) kiss, embrace) + diminutive suffix -idion (L -idium)
Origin of pycnidiumNew LatinGreek puknos thick Latin -idium diminutive suff. ( from Greek -idion )
- In certain fungi, a flask-shaped cavity from the surface of the inner walls of which spores are produced.
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New Latin, from Ancient Greek.