te·​lio·​spore ˈtē-lē-ə-ˌspȯr How to pronounce teliospore (audio)
: a chlamydospore that is the final stage in the life cycle of a rust fungus and that gives rise to the basidium

Word History


Greek teleios complete (from telos end) + English spore

First Known Use

1905, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of teliospore was in 1905

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“Teliospore.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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