pycnidium

noun
pyc·​nid·​i·​um | \ pik-ˈni-dē-əm How to pronounce pycnidium (audio) \
plural pycnidia\ pik-​ˈni-​dē-​ə How to pronounce pycnidia (audio) \

Definition of pycnidium

: a flask-shaped fruiting body bearing conidiophores and conidia on the interior and occurring in various imperfect fungi and ascomycetes

Other Words from pycnidium

pycnidial \ pik-​ˈni-​dē-​əl How to pronounce pycnidial (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of pycnidium

1857, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pycnidium

New Latin, from Greek pyknos dense

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“Pycnidium.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pycnidium. Accessed 22 November 2019.

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