Definitions for ostioleˈɒs tiˌoʊl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an opening or pore.
Category: Anatomy, Microbiology, Biology
Origin of ostiole:
1825–35; < L ōstiolum little door, dim. of ōstium door
os•ti•o•larˈɒs ti ə lər, ɒˈstaɪ-(adj.)
a small pore especially one in the reproductive bodies of certain algae and fungi through which spores pass
A small hole or opening through which certain fungi release their mature spores.
A similar hole or opening in plants, such as the opening of the involuted fig inflorescence through which fig wasps enter to pollinate and breed.
An ostiole is a small hole or opening through which algae or fungi release their mature spores. The term is also used in higher plants, for example to denote the opening of the involuted fig inflorescence through which fig wasps enter to pollinate and breed.
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