basidial
basidial asidial adj. of or pertaining to a basidium. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • basidial — adjective relating to or characterized by basidia • Pertains to noun: ↑basidium • Derivationally related forms: ↑basidium * * * bəˈsidēəl adjective Etymology: New Latin basidium + English al …   Useful english dictionary

  • basidial — See basidium. * * * …   Universalium

  • basidial — ba·sid·i·al …   English syllables

  • basidium — basidial, adj. /beuh sid ee euhm/, n., pl. basidia / sid ee euh/. Mycol. a special form of sporophore, characteristic of basidiomycetous fungi, on which the sexual spores are borne, usually at the tips of slender projections. [1855 60; BAS(IS) +… …   Universalium

  • fungus — fungic /fun jik/, adj. funguslike, adj. /fung geuhs/, n., pl. fungi /fun juy, fung guy/, funguses, adj. n. 1. any of a diverse group of eukaryotic single celled or multinucleate organisms that live by decomposing and absorbing the organic… …   Universalium

  • Ascomycetes — Fungi Fun gi (f[u^]n j[imac]), n. pl.; sing. {fungus}. (Biol.) A group of thallophytic plant like organisms of low organization, destitute of chlorophyll, in which reproduction is mainly accomplished by means of asexual spores, which are produced …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Basidiomycetes — Fungi Fun gi (f[u^]n j[imac]), n. pl.; sing. {fungus}. (Biol.) A group of thallophytic plant like organisms of low organization, destitute of chlorophyll, in which reproduction is mainly accomplished by means of asexual spores, which are produced …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fungi — Fun gi (f[u^]n j[imac]), n. pl.; sing. {fungus}. (Biol.) A group of thallophytic plant like organisms of low organization, destitute of chlorophyll, in which reproduction is mainly accomplished by means of asexual spores, which are produced in a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fungus — Fungi Fun gi (f[u^]n j[imac]), n. pl.; sing. {fungus}. (Biol.) A group of thallophytic plant like organisms of low organization, destitute of chlorophyll, in which reproduction is mainly accomplished by means of asexual spores, which are produced …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mesomycetes — Fungi Fun gi (f[u^]n j[imac]), n. pl.; sing. {fungus}. (Biol.) A group of thallophytic plant like organisms of low organization, destitute of chlorophyll, in which reproduction is mainly accomplished by means of asexual spores, which are produced …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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