Heterobasidiomycetes

plural noun Het·ero·basidiomycetes \ ¦hetər(ˌ)ō+ \

Definition of Heterobasidiomycetes

: a subclass of basidiomycetous fungi including the rusts, smuts, and jelly fungi that has septate or deeply divided basidia and basidiospores which often germinate to form conidia or similar spores — compare homobasidiomycetes

heterobasidiomycetous

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Origin and Etymology of heterobasidiomycetes

New Latin, from heter- + Basidiomycetes


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