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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A slender projection of the basidium of some fungi that bears a basidiospore.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In botany, a stalk or support of some kind: a term of varying application.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun biology A slim projecting part of the basidium of some species of fungi that carries the basidiospore.

Etymologies

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

[New Latin, from Greek stērigma, support, from stērizein, stērig-, to support; see ster- in Indo-European roots.]

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