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

  • n. A flask-shaped asexual structure containing conidia, found in certain fungi.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. In certain fungi, a flask-shaped cavity from the surface of the inner walls of which spores are produced.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. In certain fungi, a flask-shaped cavity from the surface of the inner walls of which spores are produced.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In botany, a receptacle in ascomycetous fungi, resembling a perithecium, in which stylospores or pycnospores are produced: same as clinosporangium. See stylospore. Also pycnid, pycnide.
  • n. [capitalized] [NL.] In entomology, a genus of coleopterous insects of the family Tenebrionid├Ž. Also called Oochrotus.

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

  • n. flask-shaped asexual structure containing conidia

Etymologies

New Latin : Greek puknos, thick + Latin -idium, diminutive suff. (from Greek -idion).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
New Latin, from Ancient Greek. (Wiktionary)

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