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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“Heterobasidiomycetes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Heterobasidiomycetes. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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