basidia definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Plural of basidium.
Variant of basidium
noun pl. basidia
Bot. any of a number of oblong cells in basidiomycetous fungi, bearing a definite number of external spores (usually four) on short, slender stalks
Origin: Modern Latin ; from Classical Greek basis, basis plush Modern Latin diminutive suffix -idium
- basidial adjective