Origin and Etymology of sterigma
New Latin, from Greek stērigma support, from stērizein to prop; perhaps akin to Greek stereos solid — more at stare
First Known Use: 1874
Medical Definition of sterigma
: any of the slender stalks at the top of the basidium of some fungi from the tips of which the basidiospores are produced; broadly : a stalk or filament that bears conidia or spermatia
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