teliospore

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noun te·lio·spore \ˈtē-lē-ə-ˌspȯr\

Definition of teliospore

  1. :  a chlamydospore that is the final stage in the life cycle of a rust fungus and that gives rise to the basidium

Origin and Etymology of teliospore

Greek teleios complete (from telos end) + English spore


First Known Use: 1905


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