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Meaning of basidium

ba•sid•i•um

Pronunciation: (bu-sid'ē-um), [key]
— pl. -sid•i•a
  1. a special form of sporophore, characteristic of basidiomycetous fungi, on which the sexual spores are borne, usually at the tips of slender projections.
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