[tee-lee-uh-spawr, -spohr, tel-ee-]
- a spore of certain rust fungi, which carries the fungus through the winter and which, on germination, produces the promycelium.
Origin of teliospore
Also called te·leu·to·spore [tuh-loo-tuh-spawr, -spohr] /təˈlu təˌspɔr, -ˌspoʊr/.
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Examples from the Web for teleutospore
There is also a further reduction in that the basidium is not derived from a teleutospore but is borne directly on the mycelium.
The teleutospore stages of species of Puccinia, Phragmidium, etc., are also so deep in colour as to appear almost black.
The teleutospore stage of many Uredineae also occurs in deep brown spots.
- another name for teliospore
C19: from Greek teleutē, from telos end + spore
- any of the dark noninfective spores that are produced in each telium of the rust fungi and remain dormant during the winterAlso called: teleutospore
C20: from telium + spore