from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In botany: The variously constituted intricate filamentous structure which together with the spores fills the spore-case of many of the lower fungi, especially the Myxomycetes.
- n. The thready or hair-like filaments developed within the spore-capsules or sporangia of certain Mycetozoa.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
_F_, a thread (capillitium) and spores of _Trichia_, × 50.
"Fronte capillitium gerit, ast glabrum occiput illi."
Inside the peridium, spores are connected to the capillitium, a tiny, thread-like network that runs throughout the peridium
Order: Trichiales spores and capillitium clearly visible (see reproduction section)
Inside the peridium, spores are connected to the capillitium, a tiny, thread-like network the runs throughout the peridium
V. v.11 (523,3) fell of hair] My hairy part, my _capillitium_.
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