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n. pl. ba·sid·i·a (-ē-ə)
A small, specialized club-shaped structure typically bearing four basidiospores at the tips of minute projections. The basidium is unique to basidiomycetes and distinguishes them from other kinds of fungi.
[bas(i)- + Latin -idium, diminutive suff. (from Greek -idion).]
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|Adj.||1.||basidial - relating to or characterized by basidia|
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