conidiophore

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noun co·nid·i·o·phore \ kə-ˈni-dē-ə-ˌfȯr \

Definition of conidiophore

:a specialized hyphal branch of some fungi that produces conidia

Origin and Etymology of conidiophore

New Latin conidium + International Scientific Vocabulary -phore


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conidiophore

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noun co·nid·io·phore \ kə-ˈnid-ē-ə-ˌfō(ə)r, -ˌfȯ(ə)r \

medical Definition of conidiophore

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

conidiophorous

play \-ˌnid-ē-ˈäf-(ə-)rəs\ adjective

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