promycelium

noun
pro·​mycelium | \ (¦)prō+ \
plural promycelia

Definition of promycelium

: a short usually 4-celled hyphal filament that constitutes the basidium of various heterobasidiomycetous fungi, is formed by germination of a teliospore in rusts or of a chlamydospore in smuts, and bears sporidia

called also epibasidium

— compare autobasidium

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History and Etymology for promycelium

New Latin, from pro- entry 1 + mycelium

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“Promycelium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/promycelium. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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