Definition of basidiospore in English:

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Pronunciation: /bəˈsidēōˌspôr/

Entry from US English dictionary


A spore produced by a basidium.
Example sentences
  • Four chains of basidiospores, the sexual spores of C. neoformans, are then produced from each basidium.
  • The fungus produces a type of spore - a basidiospore - that can be spread from plant to plant by wind or splashing water.
  • After 2-3 weeks of incubation at room temperature, extensive hyphae were produced and both basidiospores (sexual spores) and blastospores (asexual spores) could be observed under microscope.

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Syllabification: ba·sid·i·o·spore

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