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

Word History


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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sporodochium. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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