periphysis

noun pe·riph·y·sis \pəˈrifəsə̇s\

Definition of periphysis

plural

periphyses

\-əˌsēz\
  1. :  one of the sterile filaments that line the ostiole of many perithecia and other fruiting structures — compare paraphysis

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Origin and Etymology of periphysis

New Latin, from Greek, overgrowth, from periphyein to grow around, grow over (from peri- + phyein to grow, bring forth) + -sis — more at be


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