plural periphyses
: one of the sterile filaments that line the ostiole of many perithecia and other fruiting structures compare paraphysis

Word History


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

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“Periphysis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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