plural protobasidia
: a basidium (as a promycelium) that is divided into four cells each of which gives rise to a single basidiospore and that is characteristic of the subclass Heterobasidiomycetes

Word History


New Latin, from prot- + basidium

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“Protobasidium.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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