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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In botany, a stalked spore, developed by abstriction from the top of a slender thread or sterigma, and produced either in a special receptacle, as a pycnidium, or uninclosed as in the Coniomycetes. See pycnidium, macrostylospore. Also called pycnidiospore, pycnogonidium, pycnospore.


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