Teliospore meaning

tēlē-ə-spôr
A thick-walled, dikaryotic, often overwintering spore of most rust and smut fungi, which germinates to form a basidium.
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A thick-walled resting spore that develops in late summer during the telial stage of the rust fungi and germinates the next spring.
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A thick-walled, dikaryotic, often overwintering spore of most rust and smut fungi, which germinates to form a basidium.
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Origin of teliospore

  • teli(um) spore

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