Phialide

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The phialide (/ˈf.əld/;[1] Greek: phialis, diminutive of phiale, a broad, flat vessel) is a flask-shaped projection from the vesicle (dilated part of the top of conidiophore) of certain fungi. It projects from the mycelium without increasing in length unless a subsequent increase in the formation of conidia occurs.

It is the end cell of a phialophore.

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  1. ^ US dict: fī′·ə·līd

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