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ba·sid·i·o·spore

 (bə-sĭd′ē-ə-spôr′)
n.
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.

ba·sid′i·o·spo′rous adj.
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basidiospore

(bæˈsɪdɪəʊˌspɔː)
n
(Plants) one of the spores, usually four in number, produced in a basidium
baˌsidioˈsporous adj
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ba•sid•i•o•spore

(bəˈsɪd i oʊˌspɔr, -ˌspoʊr)

n.
a spore borne by a basidium.
[1855–60]
ba•sid`i•os′por•ous (-ˈɒs pər əs, -əˈspɔr əs, -ˈspoʊr-) adj.
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Noun1.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"
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This condition begins with inhalation of yeasts and/or basiodiospores reaching the pulmonary alveoli of the host, and in the absence of an effective immune response, are disseminated hematogenously to other organs and systems, mainly to the Central Nervous System (CNS) (1,2).These complexes differ in their ecological, epidemiological and virulence characteristics (2-6).