metula

noun met·u·la \ˈmechələ\

Definition of metula

plural

metulae

\-ˌlē\
  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of 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 — more at munition


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