noun, plural sterigmata
[stuh-rig-muh-tuh] /stəˈrɪg mə tə/ (Show IPA). Mycology.
a small stalk that bears a sporangium, a conidium, or especially a basidiospore.
(biology) a minute stalk bearing a spore or chain of spores in certain fungi
noun, Chemistry. 1. a sterilizing agent. noun 1. any substance or agent used in sterilization
- Sterile cyst
sterile cyst n. A hydatid cyst that has no brood capsules or viable scolexes.
adjective 1. free from living germs or microorganisms; aseptic: sterile surgical instruments. 2. incapable of producing offspring; not producing offspring. 3. barren; not producing vegetation: sterile soil. 4. Botany. noting a plant in which reproductive structures fail to develop. bearing no stamens or pistils. 5. not productive of results, ideas, etc.; fruitless. adjective 1. unable […]
verb (used with object), sterilized, sterilizing. 1. to destroy microorganisms in or on, usually by bringing to a high temperature with steam, dry heat, or boiling liquid. 2. to destroy the ability of (a person or animal) to reproduce by removing the sex organs or inhibiting their functions. 3. to make (land) barren or unproductive. […]