sterigma


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ste·rig·ma

, pl.

ste·rig·ma·ta

(ste-rig'mă, -mă-tă),
A slender, pointed structure arising from a basidium upon which a basidiospore will develop.
[G. stērigma, a support]
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sterigma

(stə-rĭg′mə)
n. pl. sterig·mata (-mə-tə)
A slender projection of the basidium of some fungi that bears a basidiospore.

ster′ig·mat′ic (stĕr′ĭg-măt′ĭk, stîr′-) adj.
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Left to right: ventral view of sterigma and bursae copulatrix; lateral view of the papilla anal and Tergum VIII.
Left to right: ventral view of sterigma and bursa copulatrix; lateral view of the papilla anal and Tergum VIII.
The pointed dorsal edge of the female's sterigma of P.