hypobasidium

noun hy·po·basidium \"+\

Definition of hypobasidium

  1. :  a special cell constituting the base of the basidium in various fungi of the orders Auriculariales and Tremellales in which haploid nuclei fuse and from which the epibasidium arises

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Origin and Etymology of hypobasidium

New Latin, from hypo- + basidium


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