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Definition of the noun acervulus

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noun - plural: acervuli

  1. small asexual fruiting body resembling a cushion or blister consisting of a mat of hyphae that is produced on a host by some fungi
    • lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
    • more generic term: fruiting body = an organ specialized for producing spores

Alternative definition of the noun acervulus


  1. calcified concretions near the pineal gland; brain sand

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Google previewMedical Terms (1997)

by A.R. Tindall

Note: acervulus is a late invention and not found in Latin. Athare [Atheroma – a tumour containing gruellike matter] Boubon Inguen Philtron – also, a love-charm, a spell, love, affection. [Phileo – to love, show affection] Auxano Phyo Cresco ...

Google previewKrishna's Diversity of Microbes, Fungi & Lichens

Acervulus ; L. acervulus, heap) An acervulus is a flat or saucer-shaped bed of ...

Google previewAdvances in Applied Microbiology (2013)

The acervulus is a flat layer of fungal hyphae that forms conidia and often is immersed in the tissue of the plant host. 3.2. Sexual spores Sexual development increases genetic diversity and promotes survival in a changing environment ...

Google previewThe Diversity and Evolution of Plants (1995)

by Lorentz C. Pearson

An acervulus is a cushion-like mass of hyphae made up of conidiophores (the stalks from which the conidia are produced) packed closely together in a subcortical layer. Often the spores are surrounded by a gummy mass. In some species, the ...

Google previewPlant Pathology Concepts and Laboratory Exercises, Third Edition (2016)

by Bonnie H. Ownley, Robert N. Trigiano

An acervulus is a flat- or saucer-shaped cushion of conidiophores embedded just below the epidermal or cuticle layer of plant tissue (Figure 13.6). This structure can look much like the pycnidium. The difference is the “cover” that is composed ...

Google previewFungi and Allied Organisms (2005)

by P. D. Sharma

An acervulus is a pseudoparenchymatous aggregation of hyphae which develop beneath the surface of a host plant. These hyphae eventually form a superficial, open, flat, bed of closely-packed, parallel-oriented, small conidiophores.

Google previewThe Fungi (2005)

by Geeta Sumbali, B. M. Johri

An acervulus is a typically — flat, open bed of short conidiophores arising from the upper layers of a pseudoparenchymatous stromatic mass of hyphae (Fig. 7A). The acervuli may be subcuticular, subepidermal or epidermal. As the conidia ...

Google previewPlant Pathology Concepts and Laboratory Exercises, Second Edition (2007)

by Robert N. Trigiano

An acervulus is a flat, saucer-shaped bed of short conidiophores that grow side by side within host tissue and beneath the epidermis or cuticle. A pycnidium is a globose or flask-shaped structure lined on the inside with conidiophores.

Google previewIntroduction to Fungi (2016)

by CTI Reviews

An acervulus is a small asexual fruiting body that erupts through the epidermis of host plants parasitised by mitosporic fungi of the form order Melanconiales ( Deuteromycota, Coelomycetes). It has the form of a small cushion at the bottom of ...

Google previewEssential Plant Pathology (2016)

by CTI Reviews

An acervulus is a small asexual fruiting body that erupts through the epidermis of host plants parasitised by mitosporic fungi of the form order Melanconiales ( Deuteromycota, Coelomycetes). It has the form of a small cushion at the bottom of ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Plant Sciences (2012)

by Michael Allaby

acervulus. An asexual, *conidiabearing structure that is formed by certain *fungi * parasitic in plants. It consists of a mat of fungal tissue which bears a layer of * conidiophores; initially formed within the plant *tissues, it later breaks through to the ...

Google previewConcise Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin

acervulus. cerebri. a collection of granules of calciumcontaining material that is sometimes found within the *pineal gland as its calcification proceeds (normally after the 17th year): 'brain sand'.

Google previewConcise Pocket Medical Dictionary (2015)

by UN Panda

Acervuloma An intracranial tumor containing acervulus or brain sand, psammoma. Acervulus Brain sand. Acescence 1. A slight degree of acidity. 2. The process of becoming sour. Acescent Slightly acid. Acestoma Exuberant granulations that ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Scientific Terms (1920)

Pronunciation, Derivation, and Definition of Terms in Biology, Botany, Zoology, Anatomy, Cytology, Embryology, Physiology by Isabella Ferguson Henderson, William Dawson Henderson

acervulus (äsër'vulus) я. [LL. dim. of acervus, heap.] A small heap or cluster ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Biological Terms (1920)

acervulus (äsërfvülůs ) n. [LL. dim. of aten/us, heap.] A small heap or cluster; especially of sporogenous mycelium (00L). acervulus cerebri,-minute grains of а calcareous nature in the ...

Google previewA practical medical dictionary ... (1914)

by Thomas Lathrop Stedman

acervulus, a little heap.] Occurring in clusters, aggregated. acervulo'ma. An intracranial tumor containing acervulus, or brain-sand; psammoma. acer'vulus [L. dim. of ...

Google previewMidline Medical Dictionary (2002)

by P. S. Rawat

HR"THGRI: Acervulus. Gritty, sandy. RRTRA, RöRT, RR: HT (H & H. A. Cerebri, concretionary matter near the base of the pineal gland; brain-sand; after-REWT, after-arger - Acescence. The process of becoming sore. 3rrafraiura wfa AT; slight ...

Google previewDictionary of Entomology, Plant Pathology and Nematology (1998)

by O. P. Singh, S. K. Srivastava

Acervulus (PL. accrvuli): A compact cluster of conidiophores and couid- ia present in the sub-cuticular or subepidermal layers which are not surrounded by fungal tissue, Characteristic of melanconiales. fungicides which are basically amido ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Ecology (2015)

by Michael Allaby

conidiophore See ACERVULUS. conjunctive use A system of water management applied in areas that experience large seasonal fluctuations in water availability. It utilizes both surface water and ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Medicine and the Allied Sciences (1900)

Comprising the Pronunciation, Derivation, and Full Explanation of Medical, Pharmaceutical, Dental, and Veterinary Terms by Alexander Duane

ACARDIA ACERVULUS prickle-cells and papillary layer of the skin, bo that the skin becomes darker, and flat warty growths form upon it and upon the mucous surfaces. Acar'dla. [L. = o- + Gr. kardia, heart.] Congenital absence of the heart.

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney ... rev. & enl. under the superintendence of Benjamin E. Smith (1911)

acervulus, q.v., + ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary (1914)

An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language

& acervulus, q.v., + -ina..] A group of foraminiferous rhizopodous protozoans , in which the spiral form of the shell is so obscured or effaced by the irregular addition of new chambers that the whole appears as if heaped together, acervuline ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Entomology (2011)


Google previewEncyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics, and Informatics (2008)

by George P. Rédei

Acervulus: A disk-like conidia-bearing reproductive structure of fungi.

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