sterigma


ste·rig·ma

noun \stə-ˈrig-mə\
plural ste·rig·ma·ta \-mə-tə\ also ste·rig·mas

Definition of STERIGMA

:  one of the slender stalks at the top of the basidium of some fungi from the tips of which the basidiospores are formed; broadly :  a stalk or filament that bears conidia or spermatia

Origin of STERIGMA

New Latin, from Greek stērigma support, from stērizein to prop; perhaps akin to Greek stereos solid — more at stare
First Known Use: 1874

ste·rig·ma

noun \stə-ˈrig-mə\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural ste·rig·ma·ta \-mət-ə\ also ste·rig·mas

Medical Definition of STERIGMA

: any of the slender stalks at the top of the basidium of some fungi from the tips of which the basidiospores are produced; broadly : a stalk or filament that bears conidia or spermatia

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