sporodochium

noun
spo·​ro·​do·​chi·​um | \ ˌspōrəˈdōkēəm \
plural sporodochia\ -​ēə \

Definition of sporodochium

: an erumpent crowded cluster of conidiophores arising from a stroma in the form of a cushion (as in the Tuberculariaceae)

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History and Etymology for sporodochium

New Latin, from spor- + Greek docheion holder, receptacle, from dechesthai, dekesthai to receive, accept; akin to Greek dokein to seem good

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“Sporodochium.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sporodochium. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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