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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In hymenomycetous fungi, a large spherical or ovoid cell which originates among the basidia and paraphyses, and projects beyond them. It is considered to be a sterile basidium. Also cystide.

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  • noun mycology A relatively large cell found on the hymenium of a basidiomycete

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