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Related to conidium: conidiospore, conidia, conidiophores

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.
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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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The mycelial width, conidium size and their beak length were varied from small to large, as well as septations (H and V) were ranged from 1-12 (horizontal) to 0-3 (vertical).