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conidiophore

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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 and Etymology of conidiophore

New Latin conidium + International Scientific Vocabulary -phore


First Known Use: 1874


Medical Dictionary

conidiophore

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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

conidiophorous

\-ˌnid-ē-ˈäf-(ə-)rəs\play adjective


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