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co·nid·i·um

, pl.

co·nid·i·a

(ko-nid'ē-ŭm, -ē-ă),
An asexual spore of fungi borne externally in various ways.
[Mod. L. dim. fr. G. konis, dust]

conidium

/co·nid·i·um/ (kah-nid´e-um) pl. conid´ia   [L.] an asexually produced fungal spore.

conidium

a sexual SPORE found in certain fungi and borne on a conidiophore which is a specialized HYPHA.

conidium

pl. conidia; an asexual spore of fungi borne on hyphae. There are many types of conidia, blastoconidia, arthroconidium, annelloconidium, phialoconidium, poroconidia and aleurioconidia.