Definition of conidiophore in English:


Line breaks: co¦nidio|phore
Pronunciation: /kəʊˈnɪdɪə(ʊ)fɔː


  • (In certain fungi) a conidium-bearing hypha or filament.
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    • 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.


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

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