noun spo·ro·do·chi·um \ˌspōrəˈdōkēəm\

Definition of sporodochium



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

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Origin and Etymology of sporodochium

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

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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