pycnium

noun pyc·ni·um \ˈpiknēəm\

Definition of pycnium

plural

pycnia

\-ēə\
  1. :  one of the small flask-shaped fruit bodies of a rust fungus formed in clusters just beneath the surface of the host tissue, produced as a result of infection by a single basidiospore, and producing haploid flexuous hyphae and pycniospores

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Origin and Etymology of pycnium

New Latin, from pycn- + -ium


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