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

Word History


New Latin, from cyst- + -idium

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“Cystidium.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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