Definition of conidiophore in English:

conidiophore

noun

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

    • ‘Microscopically, the fungus produces solitary oval to dumbbell-shaped conidia on short, unbranched conidiophores lateral to septate hyphae.’
    • ‘Although the first cells from hyphae looked like conidiophores, they were slenderer than conidiophores of the wild type.’
    • ‘For observation of conidiophore structure, coverslips with aerial hyphae and conidiophores attached were dipped into 100% ethanol, mounted on slides, and observed microscopically.’
    • ‘At the same time the mould, which comprises spore-bearing growths called conidiophores, appears on the surface.’
    • ‘Small round conidia were attached to short simple conidiophores, resembling lollipops.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

conidiophore

/kəʊˈnɪdɪə(ʊ)fɔː/