Definition of Sterigma

1. Noun. (biology) A slim projecting part of the basidium of some species of fungi that carries the basidiospore. ¹



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Definition of Sterigma

1. a spore-bearing stalk of certain fungi [n -MAS or -MATA]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sterigma

stereotypist
stereotypists
stereotypographer
stereotypographers
stereotypography
stereotypy
stereoview
stereoviews
stereovision
steres
sterhydraulic
steric
steric hindrance
sterical
sterically
sterigma (current term)
sterigmas
sterigmata
sterigmatum
sterilant
sterilants
sterile
sterilely
sterileness
sterilisation
sterilisations
sterilise
sterilised
steriliser
sterilisers

Literary usage of Sterigma

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1. Fungi; Their Nature and Uses by Mordecai Cubitt Cooke (1880)
"Every sterigma at first produces at its point a little round protuberance, which, with a strong narrow basis, rests upon the ..."

2. The Elements of Bacteriological Technique: A Laboratory Guide for Medical by John William Henry Eyre (1913)
"At free end of each sterigma is formed an oval body—a spore or ... may be supported upon each sterigma. Penicillium (Fig. 79).—Note the branching filaments ..."

3. Annals of Botany by IDEAL (Project) (1888)
"30, 41, 42 (iu]), the lower cell being the pedicel or sterigma, and the upper, or head, developing into the gemma ; this now elongates transversely, ..."

4. Microscopic Botany: A Manual of the Microscope in Vegetable Histology by Eduard Strasburger (1887)
"They are separated from the sterigma by a division wall and finally fall off. The spore carries with it a small portion of the ..."

5. Micro-organisms and Fermentation by Alfred Peter Carlslund Jørgensen, Alfred Jörgensen, A. E. Lennholm (1900)
"Below the base of the first spore, a second begins to form from the crown of the sterigma, and pushes the first upwards; a third then forms, and so on. ..."

6. Micro-organisms and Fermentation by Alfred Peter Carlslund Jørgensen, Alfred Jörgensen, Alexander Kenneth Miller, A. E. Lennholm (1900)
"Below the base of the first spore, a second begins to form from the crown of the sterigma, and pushes the first upwards; a third then forms, and so on. ..."

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