Paraphyses



[puh-raf-uh-sis] /pəˈræf ə sɪs/

noun, plural paraphyses
[puh-raf-uh-seez] /pəˈræf əˌsiz/ (Show IPA). Botany, Mycology.
1.
one of the erect, sterile filaments often growing among the reproductive organs in many fungi, mosses, and ferns.
/pəˈræfɪsɪs/
noun (pl) -ses (-ˌsiːz)
1.
any of numerous sterile cells occurring between the sex organs of mosses and algae and between the spore-producing bodies of basidiomycetous and ascomycetous fungi
paraphysis
(pə-rāf’ĭ-sĭs)
Plural paraphyses (pə-rāf’ĭ-sēz’)
One of the erect sterile filaments often occurring among the reproductive organs of certain fungi, algae, and mosses.

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