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telium

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noun te·li·um \ˈtē-lē-əm\

Definition of telium

plural

telia

play \-lē-ə\
  1. :  a teliospore-producing sorus or pustule on the host plant of a rust fungus

telial

play \ˈtē-lē-əl\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of telium

New Latin, from Greek teleios complete


First Known Use: circa 1905


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