[tee-lee-uhm, tel-ee-]
noun, plural telia [tee-lee-uh, tel-ee-uh] . Mycology.
the cluster of spore cases of the rust and smut fungi, bearing teliospores.

1905–10; < Neo-Latin < Greek téleion, neuter of téleios finished

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telium (ˈtiːlɪəm, ˈtɛl-)
n , pl telia
the spore-producing body of some rust fungi in which the teliospores are formed
[C20: New Latin, from Greek teleion, from teleios complete, from telos end]

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