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

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Other Words from Heterobasidiomycetes

heterobasidiomycetous \ "+ \ adjective

History and Etymology for Heterobasidiomycetes

New Latin, from heter- + Basidiomycetes

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