te·​li·​um ˈtē-lē-əm How to pronounce telium (audio)
plural telia ˈtē-lē-ə How to pronounce telium (audio)
: a teliospore-producing sorus or pustule on the host plant of a rust fungus
telial adjective

Word History


New Latin, from Greek teleios complete

First Known Use

circa 1905, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of telium was circa 1905

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Cite this Entry

“Telium.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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