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n. pl. pyc·nid·i·a (-ē-ə)
A flask-shaped structure containing conidia, found in certain fungi,.
[New Latin : Greek puknos, thick + Latin -idium, diminutive suff. (from Greek -idion).]
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n, pl -ia (-ɪə)
(Botany) a small flask-shaped structure containing spores that occurs in ascomycetes and certain other fungi
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek puknos thick]
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pyc•nid•i•um(pɪkˈnɪd i əm)
n., pl. -nid•i•a (-ˈnɪd i ə)
a flask-shaped or conical fruiting body of certain fungi, containing asexual spores.
[1855–60; < Greek pykn(ós) close, thick, dense]
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