basidiomycete

noun
ba·sid·io·my·cete | \bə-ˌsi-dē-ō-ˈmī-ˌsēt, -ˌmī-ˈsēt\

Definition of basidiomycete 

: any of a group of higher fungi that have septate hyphae and spores borne on a basidium, that include rusts, smuts, mushrooms, and puffballs, and that are variously considered to comprise a class (Basidiomycetes), a subdivision (Basidiomycotina), or a division (Basidiomycota)

Other Words from basidiomycete

basidiomycetous \bə-ˌsi-dē-ō-ˌmī-ˈsē-təs \ adjective

First Known Use of basidiomycete

1884, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for basidiomycete

ultimately from New Latin basidium + Greek mykēt-, mykēs fungus; akin to Greek myxa mucus — more at mucus

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The first known use of basidiomycete was in 1884

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basidiomycete

noun
ba·sid·io·my·cete | \bə-ˌsid-ē-ō-ˈmī-ˌsēt, -ˌmī-ˈsēt \

Medical Definition of basidiomycete 

: any of a group of higher fungi that have septate hyphae and spores borne on a basidium produced directly from the mycelium or as an outgrowth of a spore, that include rusts, smuts, and numerous edible forms (as many mushrooms), and that are variously considered to comprise a class (Basidiomycetes), a subdivision (Basidiomycotina), or a division (Basidiomycota)

Other Words from basidiomycete

basidiomycetous \-mī-ˈsēt-əs \ adjective

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