Definition of sterigma in English:

sterigma

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Pronunciation: /stəˈrɪgmə
 
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noun (plural sterigmata /stəˈrɪgmətə/)

Botany
  • (In some fungi) a spore-bearing projection from a cell.
    More 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.

Origin

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

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