Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

conidiophore

play
noun co·nid·i·o·phore \kə-ˈni-dē-ə-ˌfȯr\

Definition of conidiophore

  1. :  a specialized hyphal branch of some fungi that produces conidia



Origin of conidiophore

New Latin conidium + International Scientific Vocabulary -phore


First Known Use: 1874


Medical Dictionary

conidiophore

play
noun co·nid·io·phore \kə-ˈnid-ē-ə-ˌfō(ə)r, -ˌfȯ(ə)r\

Medical Definition of conidiophore

  1. :  a structure that bears conidia; specifically :  a specialized hyphal branch that produces successive conidia usually by abstriction

  2. co·nid·i·oph·o·rous \-ˌnid-ē-ˈäf-(ə-)rəs\play adjective



Illustration of conidiophore


Learn More about conidiophore


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up conidiophore? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 12, 2016

of, relating to, or suggestive of marble

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image33683556

How much does a batman (the Turkish unit of measurement) weigh?

196.5 pounds 100 pounds 16.96 pounds 2.2 pounds
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ