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Pronunciation: ak′rō-thē′kă

Definition: In fungi, a type of spore formation characteristic of the genus Fonsecaea, in which conidia are formed along the ends and sides of irregular club-shaped conidiophores.

[acro- + G. thēkē, box, case]

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