Heterobasidiomycetes

plural noun

Het·​ero·​basidiomycetes
¦hetər(ˌ)ō+
: 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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adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from heter- + Basidiomycetes

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“Heterobasidiomycetes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Heterobasidiomycetes. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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