co·​nid·​i·​um | \ kə-ˈni-dē-əm How to pronounce conidium (audio) \
plural conidia\ kə-​ˈni-​dē-​ə How to pronounce conidium (audio) \

Definition of conidium

: an asexual spore produced on a conidiophore of certain fungi

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conidial \ kə-​ˈni-​dē-​əl How to pronounce conidium (audio) \ 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, "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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“Conidium.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2021.

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co·​nid·​i·​um | \ kə-ˈnid-ē-əm How to pronounce conidium (audio) \
plural conidia\ -​ē-​ə How to pronounce conidium (audio) \

Medical Definition of conidium

: an asexual spore produced on a conidiophore

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