phialide

noun
phi·​a·​lide | \ ˈfīəˌlīd \
plural -s

Definition of phialide

: sterigma especially : one that is flask-shaped or constricted just below the apex and in some forms is the end cell of the phialophore

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History and Etymology for phialide

French, from Greek phialidion, diminutive of phialē bowl

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“Phialide.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phialide. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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