[tee-lee-uh-spawr, -spohr, tel-ee-]
noun Mycology.
a spore of certain rust fungi, which carries the fungus through the winter and which, on germination, produces the promycelium.
Also called teleutospore.

1870–75; telio- (combining form of telium) + -spore

teliosporic, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To teliosporic
World English Dictionary
teliospore (ˈtiːlɪəˌspɔː)
Also called: teleutospore any of the dark noninfective spores that are produced in each telium of the rust fungi and remain dormant during the winter
[C20: from telium + spore]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature