sporidesm

noun spo·ri·desm \ˈspōrəˌdezəm\

Definition of sporidesm

plural

-s

  1. :  a multicellular spore body or chain of independent spores

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Origin and Etymology of sporidesm

spor- + Greek desmē bundle, from dein to bind, tie — more at diadem


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