conidiophore

noun
co·​nid·​i·​o·​phore | \ kə-ˈni-dē-ə-ˌfȯr How to pronounce conidiophore (audio) \

Definition of conidiophore

: a specialized hyphal branch of some fungi that produces conidia

First Known Use of conidiophore

1874, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for conidiophore

New Latin conidium + International Scientific Vocabulary -phore

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“Conidiophore.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/conidiophore. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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conidiophore

noun
co·​nid·​io·​phore | \ kə-ˈnid-ē-ə-ˌfō(ə)r, -ˌfȯ(ə)r How to pronounce conidiophore (audio) \

Medical Definition of conidiophore

: a structure that bears conidia specifically : a specialized hyphal branch that produces successive conidia usually by abstriction

Other Words from conidiophore

conidiophorous \ -​ˌnid-​ē-​ˈäf-​(ə-​)rəs How to pronounce conidiophorous (audio) \ adjective

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