Basidioma meaning

bə-sĭdē-ōmə
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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.
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Origin of basidioma

  • basidi(um) New Latin -ōma, -ōmat- n. suff. (from Greek)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition