metula

noun
met·​u·​la | \ ˈmechələ \
plural metulae\ -​ˌlē \

Definition of metula

: one of the outermost branches of a conidiophore from which flask-shaped phialides radiate (as in molds of the genera Aspergillus and Penicillium)

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History and Etymology for metula

New Latin, from Latin, small cone or pyramid, diminutive of meta cone, pyramid, boundary mark; perhaps akin to Old Norse meithr tree, Middle Irish methas boundary district, Sanskrit methī post, Latin munire to fortify

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“Metula.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/metula. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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