A conidium developed from the blown-out end of conidiogenous cells or hyphal branches, and released by rupture below the base of attachment. SYN: aleuriospore. [G. aleuron, flour, + conidium]

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aleu·rio·co·nid·i·um (ə-l″re-o-kə-nidґe-əm) [Gr. aleuron flour + conidium] a terminal or lateral conidium that is released by dissolution of its attachment to the mycelium. Called also aleuriospore.

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  • aleuriospore — SYN: aleurioconidium. * * * aleu·rio·spore (ə l ґre o spor) aleurioconidium …   Medical dictionary

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