Conidium meaning

kə-nĭd'ē-əm
An asexually produced fungal spore, formed on a conidiophore.
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A small asexual spore abstricted from the tip of a conidiophore in certain fungi.
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An asexually produced fungal spore, formed on a conidiophore. Most conidia are dispersed by the wind and can endure extremes of cold, heat, and dryness. When conditions are favorable, they germinate and grow into hyphae.
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Origin of conidium

  • New Latin from Greek konis dust
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition