American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See teliospore.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In botany, in the Uredineæ, a thick-walled spore or pseudospore formed by abscission on a branch of the mycelium (sterigma), and on germination producing a promycelium. In some cases the teleutospores are produced early in the season, but usually they appear in autumn, remain in the tissues of the host over winter, and germinate in the spring. See
spore, Uredineæ, and cut under Puccinia. Also called brand-spore, pseudospore.
- n. botany The thick-celled winter or resting spore of the rusts (order Uredinales), produced in late summer.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) The thick-celled winter or resting spore of the rusts (order Uredinales), produced in late summer. See
- Ancient Greek completion + English spore. (Wiktionary)
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