[tee-lee-uh m, tel-ee-]
- the cluster of spore cases of the rust and smut fungi, bearing teliospores.
Origin of telium
1905–10; < New Latin < Greek téleion, neuter of téleios finished
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- the spore-producing body of some rust fungi in which the teliospores are formed
C20: New Latin, from Greek teleion, from teleios complete, from telos end
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