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telium

[tee-lee-uh m, tel-ee-]
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noun, plural te·li·a [tee-lee-uh, tel-ee-uh] /ˈti li ə, ˈtɛl i ə/. Mycology.
  1. the cluster of spore cases of the rust and smut fungi, bearing teliospores.
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Origin of telium

1905–10; < New Latin < Greek téleion, neuter of téleios finished
Related formste·li·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for telium

telium

noun plural telia (ˈtiːlɪə, ˈtɛlɪə)
  1. the spore-producing body of some rust fungi in which the teliospores are formed
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Derived Formstelial, adjective

Word Origin

C20: New Latin, from Greek teleion, from teleios complete, from telos end
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