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basidium

noun ba·sid·i·um \bə-ˈsi-dē-əm\
plural -ia \-dē-ə\

Definition of BASIDIUM

:  a structure on a basidiomycete in which karyogamy occurs followed by meiosis to form usually four basidiospores
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Origin of BASIDIUM

New Latin, from Latin basis
First Known Use: 1859
Medical Dictionary

basidium

noun ba·sid·i·um \bə-ˈsid-ē-əm\
plural -ia \-ē-ə\

Medical Definition of BASIDIUM

:  a structure on a basidiomycete in which karyogamy occurs followed by meiosis to form usually four basidiospores

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