sterigma
noun (plural sterigmata; also -mas) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek stērigma support, from stērizein to prop; perhaps akin to Greek stereos solid — more at stare Date: 1874 one of the slender stalks at the top of the basidium of some fungi from the tips of which the basidiospores are formed; broadly a stalk or filament that bears conidia or spermatia

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  • sterigma — stèrigma ž <G mn ā/ ī> DEFINICIJA bot. vršni nastavak bazidije koji nosi sporu, nitastog ili čunjastog oblika ETIMOLOGIJA grč. stḗrigma: potporanj …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • Sterigma — (S. De C, Sterigmostemum M. v. Bbrst.), Pflanzengattung aus der Familie der Cruciferae Anchonieae, 15. Kl. 1. Ordn. L.; Arten: S. acanthocarpum, in Nachitschewan, S. tomentosum u. S. torulosum, im Kaukasus …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • sterigma — sterigmatic /ster ig mat ik, stear /, adj. /steuh rig meuh/, n., pl. sterigmata / meuh teuh/. Mycol. a small stalk that bears a sporangium, a conidium, or esp. a basidiospore. [1865 70; < NL < Gk stérigma a support, equiv. to sterig , base of… …   Universalium

  • sterigma — A slender, pointed structure arising from a basidium upon which a basidiospore will develop. [G. s., a support] * * * ste·rig·ma stə rig mə n, pl ma·ta mət ə also mas any of the slender stalks at the top of …   Medical dictionary

  • sterigma — ste•rig•ma [[t]stəˈrɪg mə[/t]] n. pl. ma•ta [[t] mə tə[/t]] fng a small stalk that bears a sporangium, a conidium, or esp. a basidiospore • Etymology: 1865–70; < NL < Gk stḗrigma a support =stērig , base of stērízein to support + ma n.… …   From formal English to slang

  • sterigma — noun A slim projecting part of the basidium of some species of fungi that carries the basidiospore …   Wiktionary

  • Sterigma — Sterịgma   [griechisch, eigentlich »Stütze«] das, (s)/ ta und ...men, stielartiger Auswuchs einer Pilzmyzelzelle, an dessen oberem Ende Sporen gebildet werden; Sterigmata treten bei der Konidienbildung (Exosporen) bei der Gattung Aspergillus und …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Sterigma — Ste|rig|ma [ʃt..., st...] das; [s], Plur. ta u. ...men <aus gr. ste̅rigma, Gen. stērígmatos, eigtl. »Stütze«> stielartiger Auswuchs einer Pilzmyzelzelle, an dessen oberem Ende Sporen gebildet werden (Biol.) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • •sterigma — to (G). A support …   Dictionary of word roots and combining forms

  • sterigma — ste·rig·ma …   English syllables

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