plural noun

in some classifications
: a subclass of Basidiomycetes comprising fungi with a basidium that is transversely or vertically septate or forked or has four rounded terminal cells from each of which a sterigma and spore arise and including Tremellales and other orders or being restricted to the order Tremellales compare eubasidiae , teliosporeae

Word History


New Latin, from heter- + -basidiae (from basidium)

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“Heterobasidiae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Heterobasidiae. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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