Definition of conidiophore in English:

conidiophore

Syllabification: co·nid·i·o·phore
Pronunciation: /kəˈnidēəˌfôr
 
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noun

Botany
(In certain fungi) a conidium-bearing hypha or filament.
More example sentences
  • Microscopically, the fungus produces solitary oval to dumbbell-shaped conidia on short, unbranched conidiophores lateral to septate hyphae.
  • For observation of conidiophore structure, coverslips with aerial hyphae and conidiophores attached were dipped into 100% ethanol, mounted on slides, and observed microscopically.
  • Although the first cells from hyphae looked like conidiophores, they were slenderer than conidiophores of the wild type.

Origin

late 19th century: from conidio- (combining form of conidium) + -phore.

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