basidium

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noun ba·sid·i·um \bə-ˈsi-dē-əm\

Definition of basidium

plural

-ia

\-dē-ə\
  1. :  a structure on a basidiomycete in which karyogamy occurs followed by meiosis to form usually four basidiospores

Origin and Etymology of basidium

New Latin, from Latin basis


First Known Use: circa 1839


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basidium

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noun ba·sid·i·um \bə-ˈsid-ē-əm\

Medical Definition of basidium

plural

basidia

\-ē-ə\play
  1. :  a structure on a basidiomycete in which karyogamy occurs followed by meiosis to form usually four basidiospores


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