Pronunciation: mak′rō-kō-nid′ē-ŭm, -ă
- A conidium, or exospore, of large size.
- In fungi, the larger of two distinctively different-sized types of conidia in a single species, thick- or thin-walled and composed of 2 to 10 cells; characteristic of most dermatophytes and some other genera Histoplasma, Fusarium.
[macro- + Mod. L. dim. fr. G. konis, dust]