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pycnidium

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noun, pyc·nid·i·um \pik-ˈni-dē-əm\

Definition of pycnidium

plural -ia \-dē-ə\

  1. :  a flask-shaped fruiting body bearing conidiophores and conidia on the interior and occurring in various imperfect fungi and ascomycetes

pycnidial play \-dē-əl\ adjective


Origin of pycnidium

New Latin, from Greek pyknos dense


First Known Use: 1857


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