American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A thick-walled, usually blackish resting spore of some rusts and smuts, from which the basidium arises. Also called teleutospore.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as teleutospore.
- n. A teleutospore.
- n. a chlamydospore that develops in the last stage of the life cycle of the rust fungus
- teli(um) + spore. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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