basidium

Club-shaped organ involved in sexual reproduction in basidiomycete fungi (mushrooms, toadstools etc.). Bears four haploid basidiospores at its tip.

basidium

A cell in which karyogamy and meiosis take place and which bears exogenous spores of sexual origin. (Pl. basidia.)
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basidium

[n] - a small club-shaped structure typically bearing four basidiospores at the ends of minute projections
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Basidium

Ba·sid'i·um noun [ New Latin , dim. of Greek ba`sis base.] (Botany) A special oblong or pyriform cell, with slender branches, which bears the spores in that division of fungi called Basidiomycetes , of which the common mushroom is an example.
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basidium

Club shaped organ involved in sexual reproduction in basidiomycete fungi (mushrooms, toadstools etc.). Bears four haploid basidiospores at its tip. ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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basidium

noun a small club-shaped structure typically bearing four basidiospores at the ends of minute projections; unique to basidiomycetes
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basidium

(bә-sid´e-әm) pl. basi´dia a clublike organ that occurs in some fungi and bears basidiospores.
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Basidium

• (n.) A special oblong or pyriform cell, with slender branches, which bears the spores in that division of fungi called Basidiomycetes, of which the common mushroom is an example.
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basidium

in fungi (kingdom Fungi), the organ in the members of the phylum Basidiomycota (q.v.) that bears sexually reproduced bodies called basidiospores. The ... [2 related articles]
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basidium

the organ in Basidiomycotina which, after karyogamy and meiosis, bears the basidiospores. pl. basidia.
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basidium

Type: Term Pronunciation: ba-sid′ē-ŭm, -ă Definitions: 1. A cell or spore-bearing organ usually club-shaped that is characteristic of the Basidiomycota. It bears basidiospores externally after karyogamy and meiosis. It is composed of a swollen terminal cell situated on a slender stalk, and gives rise to slender filaments (steri...
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Basidium

A basidium (pl., basidia) is a microscopic, spore-producing structure found on the hymenophore of fruiting bodies of basidiomycete fungi. The presence of basidia is one of the main characteristic features of the Basidiomycota. A basidium usually bears four sexual spores called basidiospores; occasionally the number may be two or even eight. In a t...
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