teliospore


te·lio·spore

noun \ˈtē-lē-ə-ˌspr\

Definition of TELIOSPORE

:  a chlamydospore that is the final stage in the life cycle of a rust fungus and that gives rise to the basidium

Origin of TELIOSPORE

Greek teleios complete (from telos end) + English spore
First Known Use: 1905

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