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spher·ule

(sfēr'ūl),
1. A small spheric structure.
2. A sporangiallike structure filled with endospores at maturity, produced within tissue and in vitro by Coccidioides immitis.
[LL. sphaerula, dim. of L. sphaera, sphere, ball]

spherule

[sfer′yo̅o̅l]
Etymology: Gk, sphaira, ball
a small ball.

sphe·rule

(sfēr'yūl)
A thick-walled, nonbudding structure recognized as the tissue form of Coccidioides immitis; variable in size, it may contain endospores or granular material. When the spherule ruptures, it releases endospores into the surrounding tissues.
[LL. sphaerula, dim. of L. sphaera, sphere, ball]

spherule

a thick-walled structure containing large numbers of fungal spores.