conidium

noun

co·​nid·​i·​um kə-ˈni-dē-əm How to pronounce conidium (audio)
plural conidia kə-ˈni-dē-ə How to pronounce conidium (audio)
: an asexual spore produced on a conidiophore of certain fungi
conidial adjective

Examples of conidium in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ars Technica reports further testing revealed the fungus in the lesion to be Blastomyces conidia, which often lives in soil and wet and decaying areas near water. Brittney McNamara, Allure, 8 Dec. 2017

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Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek konis dust — more at incinerate

First Known Use

1856, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of conidium was in 1856

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“Conidium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/conidium. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

conidium

noun
co·​nid·​i·​um kə-ˈnid-ē-əm How to pronounce conidium (audio)
plural conidia -ē-ə How to pronounce conidium (audio)
: an asexual spore produced on a conidiophore

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