arthroconidium
A conidium released by fragmentation or separation at the septum of cells of the hypha. SYN: arthrospore. [G. arthron, joint, + conidium]

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ar·thro·co·nid·i·um .är-(.)thrō-kə-'nid-ē-əm n, pl -ia -ē-ə one of the small conidia borne in chains by various fungi (as of the genera Coccidioides and Trichosporon) called also arthrospore

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ar·thro·co·nid·ium (ahr″thro-kə-nidґe-əm) arthrospore.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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