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/ .
- te·li·o·spor·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for teliospore
any of the dark noninfective spores that are produced in each telium of the rust fungi and remain dormant during the winter: Also called: teleutospore
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