Share this entry
sterigma Line breaks: ster|igma
Pronunciation: /stəˈrɪɡmə/

Definition of sterigma in English:

noun (plural sterigmata stəˈrɪɡmətə)

(In some fungi) a spore-bearing projection from a cell.
Example sentences
  • Wild-type conidiophores are radially symmetrical and consist of a stalk with a single vesicle from which multiple primary sterigmata bud.
  • From the vesicle forms a layer of primary sterigmata called metulae.
  • There are usually four sterigmata (and four spores) to a basidium.


Mid 19th century: modern Latin, from Greek stērigma 'a support', from stērizein 'to support'.

Definition of sterigma in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources