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co·nid·i·um

 (kə-nĭd′ē-əm)
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.

conidium

(kəʊˈnɪdɪəm)
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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"
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A conidium was considered to have germinated if the germ tube was at least as long as the width of the conidium.
The phenotype appears as reduced hyphal growth rate, blocked or delayed conidium germination, and aberrant hyphae.
The results from inoculation trials revealed that the parasite can enter the host by direct penetration of epithelial cells from a conidium that forms an appressorum-like structure or from a spore germ-tube that grows directly through a stoma.