basidium

noun ba·sid·i·um \ bə-ˈsi-dē-əm \

Definition of basidium

plural -ia \-dē-ə\
: 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


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basidium

noun ba·sid·i·um \ bə-ˈsid-ē-əm \

medical Definition of basidium

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

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