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Related to conidiophore: ascospore, Sporangiospore, conidia, Phialide


A specialized fungal hypha that produces conidia.

co·nid′i·oph′or·ous (kə-nĭd′ē-ŏf′ər-əs) adj.


(Biology) a simple or branched hypha that bears spores (conidia) in such fungi as Penicillium
[C19: from conidium + -phore]
conidiophorous adj


(koʊˈnɪd i əˌfɔr, -ˌfoʊr, kə-)

(in fungi) a stalk or branch of the mycelium, bearing conidia.
[1880–85; conidio-, comb. form of conidium + -phore]
co•nid`i•oph′o•rous (-ˈɒf ər əs) adj.
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Noun1.conidiophore - a specialized fungal hypha that produces conidiaconidiophore - a specialized fungal hypha that produces conidia
hypha - any of the threadlike filaments forming the mycelium of a fungus
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