Uredinales

plural noun
Uredi·​na·​les | \ yəˌredᵊnˈā(ˌ)lēz, -rēd- \

Definition of Uredinales

: a large order of parasitic, basidiomycetous fungi that cause rusts in plants, have complex life cycles involving usually pycnial, aecial, uredinial, and telial stages often on different hosts, and are distinguished from the smuts by producing on a sterigma basidiospores which germinate not by budding but by growing out into an infective hypha

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History and Etymology for Uredinales

New Latin, from Uredin-, Uredo + -ales

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“Uredinales.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Uredinales. Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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