sterigma

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noun ste·rig·ma \stə-ˈrig-mə\

Definition of sterigma

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sterigmata

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sterigmas

  1. :  one of the slender stalks at the top of the basidium of some fungi from the tips of which the basidiospores are formed; broadly :  a stalk or filament that bears conidia or spermatia

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


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sterigma

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noun ste·rig·ma \stə-ˈrig-mə\

Medical Definition of sterigma

plural

sterigmata

\-mət-ə\play also

sterigmas

  1. :  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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