Olpidium

noun
Ol·​pid·​i·​um | \ älˈpidēəm \

Definition of Olpidium

: a genus of fungi (family Olpidiaceae) having a sporangium with a neck and retaining the spores in a sac until fully matured

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History and Etymology for Olpidium

New Latin, from Greek olpid-, olpis leather flask; akin to Greek elpis oil

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“Olpidium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Olpidium. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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