from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An asexually produced fungal spore, formed on a conidiophore.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A fungal spore produced asexually in a conidiophore.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A peculiar kind of reproductive cell found in certain fungi, and often containing zoöspores.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In fungi, a propagative body which is asexual in its origin and functions.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an asexually produced fungal spore formed on a conidiophore


New Latin, from Greek konis, dust.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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