conidium(redirected from conidia)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
n. pl. co·nid·i·a (-ē-ə)
An asexually produced fungal spore, formed on a conidiophore.
[New Latin, from Greek konis, dust.]
co·nid′i·al (-əl) adj.
n, pl -nidia (-ˈnɪdɪə)
(Biology) an asexual spore formed at the tip of a specialized hypha (conidiophore) in fungi such as Penicillium
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek konis dust + ium]
coˈnidial, coˈnidian adj
co•nid•i•um(koʊˈnɪd i əm, kə-)
n., pl. -nid•i•a (-ˈnɪd i ə)
(in fungi) an asexual spore formed by abstriction at the top of a hyphal branch.
[1865–70; < Greek kón(is) dust]
co•nid′i•al, co•nid′i•an, adj.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||conidium - an asexually produced fungal spore formed on a conidiophore|
spore - a small usually single-celled asexual reproductive body produced by many nonflowering plants and fungi and some bacteria and protozoans and that are capable of developing into a new individual without sexual fusion; "a sexual spore is formed after the fusion of gametes"