Definition of sterigma in English:

sterigma

noun

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

    • ‘From the vesicle forms a layer of primary sterigmata called metulae.’
    • ‘Wild-type conidiophores are radially symmetrical and consist of a stalk with a single vesicle from which multiple primary sterigmata bud.’
    • ‘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.

Pronunciation:

sterigma

/stəˈriɡmə/