/euh serr"vyeuh leuhs/, n., pl. acervuli /-luy'/. Mycol.
(in certain fungi) an asexual fruiting body consisting of a mat of hyphae that give rise to short-stalked conidiophores.
[ < NL, equiv. to L acerv(us) heap + -ulus -ULE]

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      an open, saucer-shaped asexual fruiting body found in fungi (kingdom Fungi). Always developed below the epidermis of the host tissue, it bears conidiophores (specialized filaments, or hyphae) that form conidia (spores).

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