co·​nid·​i·​o·​phore kə-ˈni-dē-ə-ˌfȯr How to pronounce conidiophore (audio)
: a specialized hyphal branch of some fungi that produces conidia

Word History


New Latin conidium + International Scientific Vocabulary -phore

First Known Use

1874, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of conidiophore was in 1874

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Cite this Entry

“Conidiophore.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Mar. 2023.

Medical Definition


co·​nid·​io·​phore kə-ˈnid-ē-ə-ˌfō(ə)r, -ˌfȯ(ə)r How to pronounce conidiophore (audio)
: a structure that bears conidia
specifically : a specialized hyphal branch that produces successive conidia usually by abstriction
conidiophorous adjective

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