teliospore

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te·li·o·spore

 (tē′lē-ə-spôr′)
n.
A thick-walled, dikaryotic, often overwintering spore of most rust and smut fungi, which germinates to form a basidium.

teliospore

(ˈtiːlɪəˌspɔː)
n
(Botany) any of the dark noninfective spores that are produced in each telium of the rust fungi and remain dormant during the winter. Also called: teleutospore
[C20: from telium + spore]

te•li•o•spore

(ˈti li əˌspɔr, -ˌspoʊr, ˈtɛl i-)

n.
a thick spore that develops in the telium of a rust or smut fungus during the fall and germinates the following spring.
[1870–75; telio- (comb. form of telium) + -spore]
te`li•o•spor′ic, adj.
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Noun1.teliospore - a chlamydospore that develops in the last stage of the life cycle of the rust fungusteliospore - a chlamydospore that develops in the last stage of the life cycle of the rust fungus
chlamydospore - thick-walled asexual resting spore of certain fungi and algae