basidiospore

noun

ba·​sid·​io·​spore bə-ˈsi-dē-ə-ˌspȯr How to pronounce basidiospore (audio)
: a spore produced by a basidium

Word History

Etymology

New Latin basidium + English -o- + spore

First Known Use

1847, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of basidiospore was in 1847

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Cite this Entry

“Basidiospore.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/basidiospore. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

basidiospore

noun
ba·​sid·​io·​spore bə-ˈsid-ē-ə-ˌspō(ə)r, -ˌspȯ(ə)r How to pronounce basidiospore (audio)
: a spore produced by a basidium
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