promycelium

noun

pro·​mycelium
(¦)prō+
plural promycelia
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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 14 Jul. 2024.

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