Definition of paracyst in English:

paracyst

noun

Mycology
historical
  • An antheridium of certain ascomycetes.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Mordecai Cooke (1825–1914), naturalist and mycologist. From para- + cyst, after French paracyste.

Pronunciation

paracyst

/ˈparəsɪst/