[ 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.
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Also called te·leu·to·spore [tuh-loo-tuh-spawr, -spohr] /təˈlu təˌspɔr, -ˌspoʊr/ .
OTHER WORDS FROM teliosporete·li·o·spor·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for teliospore
/ (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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