[ tee-lee-uh-spawr, -spohr, tel-ee- ]
/ ˈti li əˌspɔr, -ˌspoʊr, ˈtɛl i- /
a spore of certain rust fungi, which carries the fungus through the winter and which, on germination, produces the promycelium.
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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Examples from the Web for teleutospore
The teleutospore stage of many Uredineae also occurs in deep brown spots.Disease in Plants|H. Marshall Ward
There is also a further reduction in that the basidium is not derived from a teleutospore but is borne directly on the mycelium.
British Dictionary definitions for teleutospore (1 of 2)
/ (tɪˈluːtəˌspɔː) /
another name for teliospore
Derived Formsteleutosporic, adjective
Word Origin for teleutospore
C19: from Greek teleutē, from telos end + spore
British Dictionary definitions for teleutospore (2 of 2)
/ (ˈtiːlɪəˌspɔː) /
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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