Pycnidium definition

pĭk-nĭdē-əm
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A flask-shaped structure containing conidia, found in certain fungi,.
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A saclike spore case producing asexual spores (conidia) on the inside, found in certain ascomycetes and imperfect fungi.
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In certain fungi, a flask-shaped cavity from the surface of the inner walls of which spores are produced.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
pycnidium
Plural:
pycnidia

Origin of pycnidium

  • New Latin Greek puknos thick Latin -idium diminutive suff. (from Greek -idion)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • New Latin, from Ancient Greek.

    From Wiktionary