(in some fungi) a spore-bearing projection from a cell.
- ‘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.