basidiospore

(redirected from Basiodiospore)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.

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.

basidiospore

(bæˈsɪdɪəʊˌspɔː)
n
(Plants) one of the spores, usually four in number, produced in a basidium
baˌsidioˈsporous adj

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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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"
Translations