A club-shaped, fleshy, spore-producing structure characteristic of many species of basidiomycete fungi. The basidioma grows out of the mass of hyphae known as a mycelium and bears the spore-dispersing structures called basidia . Mushrooms, toadstools, stinkhorns, and puffballs are basidiomata.
Origin of basidioma
- basidi(um) New Latin -ōma, -ōmat- n. suff. (from Greek)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition