Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A summer stage in the life history of certain rusts (Uredinales), regarded at one time as a distinct genus, and preceding the teleutospore, or winter stage.
  • n. urticaria; nettle-rash

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of the stages in the life history of certain rusts (Uredinales), regarded at one time as a distinct genus. It is a summer stage preceding the teleutospore, or winter stage. See Uredinales, in the Supplement.
  • n. Nettle rash. See Urticaria.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A form-genus or stage in the development of fungi of the order Uredine√¶.
  • n. [lowercase] A receptacle or hymenium in which uredospores are produced.

Etymologies

Latin, a blast, blight, a burning itch, from urere ("to burn or scorch"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • A single "uredo"-spore from the Alaskan sample, as seen in a closeup via scanning electron microscope.

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