basidium

noun
ba·​sid·​i·​um | \bə-ˈsi-dē-əm \
plural basidia\ bə-​ˈsi-​dē-​ə \

Definition of basidium 

: a structure on a basidiomycete in which karyogamy occurs followed by meiosis to form usually four basidiospores

First Known Use of basidium

circa 1839, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for basidium

New Latin, from Latin basis

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The first known use of basidium was circa 1839

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basidium

noun
ba·​sid·​i·​um | \bə-ˈsid-ē-əm \
plural -ia\ -​ē-​ə \

Medical Definition of basidium 

: a structure on a basidiomycete in which karyogamy occurs followed by meiosis to form usually four basidiospores

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