gongylidium etymology

English word gongylidium comes from English -ium

Detailed word origin of gongylidium

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ium English (eng) (by extension, humorous) Appended to common words to create scientific-sounding or humorous-sounding fictional substance names.. (chemistry) Used to form the names of metal elements, after the style of early-named elements, as well as the isotopes of hydrogen.. (chemistry) Used to form the temporary systematic element name of a metallic or nonmetallic element which is postulated to exist, or [...]
gongylidium English (eng) A hyphal swelling of fungus cultivated by higher-attine genera of fungus-growing ants.

Words with the same origin as gongylidium

Descendants of -ium
basidiocarp cephalodial cephalodium conidium epibasidium holobasidium hypobasidium leptocystidium meiosporangial metabasidium microsclerotium mycelial mycelioid myceloid oleocystidium phragmobasidium probasidium sporangium