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pycnidium

noun pyc·nid·i·um \pik-ˈni-dē-əm\
plural -ia \-dē-ə\

Definition of PYCNIDIUM

:  a flask-shaped fruiting body bearing conidiophores and conidia on the interior and occurring in various imperfect fungi and ascomycetes
pyc·nid·i·al \-dē-əl\ adjective

Origin of PYCNIDIUM

New Latin, from Greek pyknos dense
First Known Use: 1857

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