noun, plural ba·sid·i·a [buh-sid-ee-uh]. /bəˈsɪd i ə/. Mycology.
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OTHER WORDS FROM basidiumba·sid·i·al, adjective
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During the tetrad division in the basidium nuclear reduction occurs.
C, A basidium before the four nuclei derived from the secondary nucleus of the basidium have passed into the four basidiospores.
There is also a further reduction in that the basidium is not derived from a teleutospore but is borne directly on the mycelium.
They are characterized by their principal spores being produced externally, usually in fours, upon an organ called a basidium.
When the four spores are full grown they have consumed all the protoplasm in the basidium.The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise|M. E. Hard