co·​nid·​i·​um | \kə-ˈni-dē-əm \
plural conidia\kə-​ˈni-​dē-​ə \

Definition of conidium 

: an asexual spore produced on a conidiophore of certain fungi

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conidial \kə-​ˈni-​dē-​əl \ adjective

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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, "This Pimple Popping Disaster Involving Wood Tools May Be the Worst Ever," 8 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of conidium

1856, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for conidium

New Latin, from Greek konis dust — more at incinerate

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The first known use of conidium was in 1856

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co·​nid·​i·​um | \kə-ˈnid-ē-əm \
plural -ia\-​ē-​ə \

Medical Definition of conidium 

: an asexual spore produced on a conidiophore

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a nest or breeding place

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