teliospore

noun
te·​lio·​spore | \ ˈtē-lē-ə-ˌspȯr How to pronounce teliospore (audio) \

Definition of teliospore

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

First Known Use of teliospore

1905, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for teliospore

Greek teleios complete (from telos end) + English spore

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The first known use of teliospore was in 1905

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“Teliospore.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teliospore. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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