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Any of various members of a large group of fungi producing spores on basidia. The group includes puffballs, shelf fungi, rusts, smuts, and many species of mushrooms.
ba·sid′i·o·my·ce′tous (-mī-sē′təs) adj.
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(Plants) any fungus of the phylum Basidiomycota (formerly class Basidiomycetes), in which the spores are produced in basidia. The group includes boletes, puffballs, smuts, and rusts
[C19: from basidi(um) + -mycete]
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ba•sid•i•o•my•cete(bəˌsɪd i oʊˈmaɪ sit, -maɪˈsit)
any of a large group of fungi, including mushrooms, puffballs, rusts, and smuts, that constitute the phylum Basidiomycota, characterized by a spore-bearing structure in the form of a basidium.
[1895–1900; < New Latin Basidiomycetes; see basidium, –mycete]
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|Noun||1.||basidiomycete - any of various fungi of the subdivision Basidiomycota|
basidiocarp - the fruiting body of a basidiomycete which bears its spores on special cells
fungus - an organism of the kingdom Fungi lacking chlorophyll and feeding on organic matter; ranging from unicellular or multicellular organisms to spore-bearing syncytia
Basidiomycetes, class Basidiomycetes - large class of higher fungi coextensive with subdivision Basidiomycota
mushroom - any of various fleshy fungi of the subdivision Basidiomycota consisting of a cap at the end of a stem arising from an underground mycelium
agaric - a saprophytic fungus of the order Agaricales having an umbrellalike cap with gills on the underside
gill fungus - a basidiomycete with gills
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