Thamnidium

noun

Tham·​nid·​i·​um
thamˈnidēəm
: a genus (the type of the family Thamnidiaceae) of molds related to the typical bread molds and characterized by branched sporangiophores and sporangia consisting of a large terminal one with a columella and smaller lateral sporangioles without columella compare whisker sense 2c

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from thamn- + -idium

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“Thamnidium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Thamnidium. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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