cystidium

noun
cys·tid·i·um | \siˈstidēəm\
plural cystidia\-dēə \ or cystidiums

Definition of cystidium 

: one of the large inflated and thick-walled cells of the hymenial layer projecting beyond the basidia and paraphyses in certain basidiomycetous fungi

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History and Etymology for cystidium

New Latin, from cyst- + -idium

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