plural noun

in some classifications
: a subclass of fungi (class Basidiomycetes) including the rusts and smuts (orders Uredinales and Ustilaginales) and characterized by the production of a teliospore or a comparable body in which the diploid nucleus is produced compare eubasidiae , heterobasidiae

Word History


New Latin, from International Scientific Vocabulary teliospore

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“Teliosporeae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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