Meaning of teliospore

te•li•o•spore

Pronunciation: (tē'lē-u-spôr", -spōr", tel'ē-), [key]
— n. Mycol.
  1. a spore of certain rust fungi, which carries the fungus through the winter and which, on germination, produces the promycelium.
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