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pyc·nid·i·um

 (pĭk-nĭd′ē-əm)
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).]

pyc·nid′i·al adj.
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pycnidium

(pɪkˈnɪdɪəm)
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]
pyc•nid′i•al, adj.
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Noun1.pycnidium - flask-shaped asexual structure containing conidia
plant part, plant structure - any part of a plant or fungus
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Strain code Microscopic characteristics 1 FGCC/BLS1 Short conidiophores with Chains of single called conidia are produced in besipetal succession specialisedconidiogenous cell called a phailide produced singly in groups or branched metulae, giving a brush like appearance (a Penicillus) 2 FGCC/BLS 3 Chains of single called conidia on long conidiophores, are produced in besipetal succession specialisedconidiogenous cell called a phailideproduced singly in groups or branched metulae, giving a brush like appearance (a penicillin) 3 FGCC/BLS 5 Sub-hyaline to hyaline (dark pigmented/brown), septate hyphae, and produces rather large pyriform to globose shaped pycnidiaPhialides line the interior of each pycnidium, which produce single celled conidia.
Interpreting variability among isolates of Macrophomina phaseolina in pathogenicity, pycnidium production and chlorate utilization.