microsclerotium etymology

English word microsclerotium comes from English sclerotium, English micro- ((metric units) One millionth.. Very small.)

Detailed word origin of microsclerotium

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
sclerotium English (eng) A compact mass of hardened mycelium stored with reserve food material that, in some higher fungi such as ergot, becomes detached and remains dormant until a favourable opportunity for growth occurs.
micro- English (eng) (metric units) One millionth.. Very small.
microsclerotium English (eng) A very small sclerotium.

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