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Any of the four haploid spores borne on the basidium of a basidiomycete. Each spore develops into a mycelium that fuses with another to form a dikaryotic mycelium that typically constitutes the macroscopic stage of the life cycle.
(Plants) one of the spores, usually four in number, produced in a basidium
ba•sid•i•o•spore(bəˈsɪd i oʊˌspɔr, -ˌspoʊr)
a spore borne by a basidium.
ba•sid`i•os′por•ous (-ˈɒs pər əs, -əˈspɔr əs, -ˈspoʊr-) adj.
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|Noun||1.||basidiospore - a sexually produced fungal spore borne on a basidium|
spore - a small usually single-celled asexual reproductive body produced by many nonflowering plants and fungi and some bacteria and protozoans and that are capable of developing into a new individual without sexual fusion; "a sexual spore is formed after the fusion of gametes"