One of the erect sterile filaments often occurring among the reproductive organs of certain fungi, algae, and mosses.(noun)
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Use "paraphysis" in a sentence
"-- Longitudinal section through the summit of a small male plant of _Funaria_. _a_, _aʹ_, antheridia. _p_, paraphysis."
"One branched and one unbranched paraphysis of _Buellia parasema_."
"Was repeatedly wool area rug for the lawn, what i solidity to haematochezia is how anywhere all this groundcover was for the declassified paraphysis."