plural capillitia
: an assemblage or network of simple or branched noncellular strands formed of waste materials cast off in elongate vacuoles during cleavage of the spores in the sporangium of many slime molds and within the fruiting body of certain gasteromycetes

Word History


New Latin, from Latin, hair (collectively), from capillus

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“Capillitium.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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