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 (bə-sĭd′ē-ō-mī′sēt′, -mī-sēt′)
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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Adj.1.basidiomycetous - pertaining to or characteristic of fungi of the class Basidiomycetes
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
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Mushrooms are basidiomycetous fungi and the edible ones are popular not only for their nutritive value but also as functional foods in the treatment of various diseases.
Biodiversity and systematics of basidiomycetous yeasts as determined by large-subunit rDNA D1/D2 domain sequence analysis.
Extracellular laccase produced by an edible basidiomycetous mushroom, Gridola frondosa: purification and characterization.
Non-fermenting basidiomycetous yeast species were undetectable in either WCC or TMR, which were reported to vanish during ensiling and were replaced by ascomycetous species that were tolerant to acetic acid and could mostly vigorously ferment glucose [19].
Basidiomycetous fungal Inonotus tropicalis sacral osteomyelitis in X-linked chronic granulomatous disease.
This basidiomycetous mushroom is often seen growing on fallen logs in the forest from May to September [20].
Active hexose correlated compound (AHCC) is a generic term to describe a plant polysaccharide extracted from a liquid culture of basidiomycetous mycelia of Lentinula edodes.
The genus Cryptococcus contains at least 39 basidiomycetous fungal species, with C gattii and C neoformans being involved most commonly in infections in people and animals alike.
Pereira, "In vivo and laccase-catalysed decolourization of xenobiotic azo dyes by a basidiomycetous fungus: characterization of its ligninolytic system," World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, vol.
Molecular identification, genotyping, and drug susceptibility of the basidiomycetous yeast pathogen Trichosporon isolated from Turkish patients.
To the Editor: Schizophyllum commune is a ubiquitous basidiomycetous fungus that commonly colonizes rotting wood.[sup][1] Reports of pulmonary involvement due to S.
Hyphae tip growth among filamentous fungi (ascomycetous and basidiomycetous fungi) is associated with an apical body and may, represent a system for polarized cell expansion (Higashitsuji et al, 2009).