EXAMPLES | noun, plural ba·sid·i·a . [b uh- sid-ee- uh] /bəˈsɪd i ə/ . Mycology a special form of sporophore, characteristic of basidiomycetous fungi, on which the sexual spores are borne, usually at the tips of slender projections. Related forms ba·sid·i·al, adjective
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Examples from the Web for basidia Historical Examples of basidia British Dictionary definitions for basidia noun plural -ia ( -ɪə) the structure, produced by basidiomycetous fungi after sexual reproduction, in which spores are formed at the tips of projecting slender stalks Derived Forms basidial, adjective Word Origin for basidium
C19: from New Latin, from Greek
basidion; see basis, -ium
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n. pl. ba•sid•i•a ( -ē-ə) A small club-shaped structure that typically bears four spores at the tips of minute projections, is unique to Basidiomycetes, and is used as a distinguishing characteristic.
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Plural basidia A small, specialized, club-shaped structure typically bearing four basidiospores at the tips of minute projections in the fungi known as basidiomycetes. The basidium is unique to basidiomycetes and distinguishes them from other kinds of fungi.
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