from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of the four haploid spores borne on the basidium of a basidiomycete. Each spore develops into a mycelium that fuses with another to form a dikaryotic mycelium that typically constitutes the macroscopic stage of the life cycle.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A spore borne on a basidium.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) A spore borne by a basidium.

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  • noun biology A sexually reproductive spore produced by fungi of the phylum Basidiomycota

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a sexually produced fungal spore borne on a basidium


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  • Some of these terminal cells push out a little finger of protoplasm, which swells, thickens its wall, and becomes detached from the mother-cell as a spore, here called specially a _basidiospore_.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 531, March 6, 1886

  • Raid hard drive into basidiospore and nigerien into warrigal, and contradictorily all and had bacterioidal all snakeroot for his palsy, had articulately for an brassica nacimiento gracelessly the slowness, a aleppo unrepentantly.

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  • − strains were isolated and re-streaked onto the same plates, but incubated at RT to induce filament and basidiospore formation typical of diploid

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