[ buh-sid-ee-oh-spawr, -spohr ]
/ bəˈsɪd i oʊˌspɔr, -ˌspoʊr /
a spore that is borne by a basidium.
Related formsba·sid·i·os·por·ous [buh-sid-ee-os-per-uh s, -ee-uh-spawr-uh s, -spohr-] /bəˌsɪd iˈɒs pər əs, -i əˈspɔr əs, -ˈspoʊr-/, adjective
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Examples from the Web for basidiospore
D, Passage of a nucleus through the sterigma into the basidiospore.
British Dictionary definitions for basidiospore
/ (bæˈsɪdɪəʊˌspɔː) /
one of the spores, usually four in number, produced in a basidium
Derived Formsbasidiosporous, adjective
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Science definitions for basidiospore
[ bə-sĭd′ē-ə-spôr′ ]
A sexually produced fungal spore borne on a basidium in the fungi known as basidiomycetes. Basidiospores are produced by the union of the nuclei at the tip of a binucleated segment of a hypha. The resulting zygote then divides by meiosis into four haploid nuclei, each of which migrates to the very tip to be released as a basidiospore. A typical mushroom produces billions of basidiospores.
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