basidiosporous

basidiospore

[buh-sid-ee-oh-spawr, -spohr]
noun Mycology.
a spore that is borne by a basidium.

Origin:
1855–60; basidi(um) + -o- + -spore

basidiosporous [buh-sid-ee-os-per-uhs, -ee-uh-spawr-uhs, -spohr-] , adjective
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basidiospore (bæˈsɪdɪəʊˌspɔː)
 
n
one of the spores, usually four in number, produced in a basidium
 
basidio'sporous
 
adj

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basidiospore   (bə-sĭd'ē-ə-spôr')  Pronunciation Key 
A sexually produced fungal spore borne on a basidium in the fungi known as basidiomycetes. Basidiospores are produced by the union of the nuclei at the tip of a binucleated segment of a hypha. The resulting zygote then divides by meiosis into four haploid nuclei, each of which migrates to the very tip to be released as a basidiospore. A typical mushroom produces billions of basidiospores.
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