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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.
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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
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(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.
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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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Generally conidial attachment occurs on integument's surface of insect where it grows and diffuses into the integument.
The culture filtrate of Cyathus showed no effect on FOL conidial germination but did affect the mycelium growth.
Conidial viability was assessed before the suspension preparation, and germination rates were higher than 95% in 24 hours at 28 [+ or -] 0.5 [degrees]C.
Antifungal susceptibility testing of dermatophytes: establishing a medium for inducing conidial growth and evaluation of susceptibility of clinical isolates.
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Conidial suspensions were each added to 10mL of sterile distilled water in a Petri dish and calibrated using a Neubauer chamber to reach 1 x [10.sup.6] conidia x [mL.sup.-1].
A loopful of conidial suspension was spread evenly on 1.5% (wt/vol) water agar in a Petri dish and incubated at 25[degrees] C overnight.
24 hours after the third spray, 50 capsicum fruits in a plant were selected and infected by causing a wound on the fruit before applying conidial suspensions of 104 spores of C.