from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A thick-walled, usually blackish resting spore of some rusts and smuts, from which the basidium arises. Also called teleutospore.
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- n. A teleutospore.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as teleutospore.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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)