teliospore

[tee-lee-uh-spawr, -spohr, tel-ee-]
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noun Mycology.

a spore of certain rust fungi, which carries the fungus through the winter and which, on germination, produces the promycelium.

Origin of teliospore

1870–75; telio- (combining form of telium) + -spore
Also called te·leu·to·spore [tuh-loo-tuh-spawr, -spohr] /təˈlu təˌspɔr, -ˌspoʊr/.
Related formste·li·o·spor·ic, adjective
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teleutospore

noun

another name for teliospore
Derived Formsteleutosporic, adjective

Word Origin for teleutospore

C19: from Greek teleutē, from telos end + spore

teliospore

noun

any of the dark noninfective spores that are produced in each telium of the rust fungi and remain dormant during the winterAlso called: teleutospore

Word Origin for teliospore

C20: from telium + spore
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