Definition of periphysis in English:

periphysis

noun

Mycology
  • A hypha within or near the ostiole of a perithecium or pycnidium. Usually in plural.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Henry Garnsey (1826–1903). From scientific Latin periphysis from ancient Greek περίϕυσις overgrowth from περι- + ϕύσις growth.

Pronunciation

periphysis

/pɪˈrɪfɪsɪs/