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telium

[tee-lee-uh m, tel-ee-] /ˈti li əm, ˈtɛl i-/
noun, plural telia
[tee-lee-uh, tel-ee-uh] /ˈti li ə, ˈtɛl i ə/ (Show IPA).
Mycology
1.
the cluster of spore cases of the rust and smut fungi, bearing teliospores.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; < Neo-Latin < Greek téleion, neuter of téleios finished
Related forms
telial, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for telia

telium

/ˈtiːlɪəm; ˈtɛl-/
noun (pl) telia (ˈtiːlɪə; ˈtɛlɪə)
1.
the spore-producing body of some rust fungi in which the teliospores are formed
Derived Forms
telial, adjective
Word Origin
C20: New Latin, from Greek teleion, from teleios complete, from telos end
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