Meaning of teleutospore in English:

teleutospore

noun

Mycology
  • In rust fungi (Pucciniales): a thick-walled resting spore which produces a basidium on germination, often after overwintering.

Pronunciation

teleutospore

/təˈljuːtə(ʊ)spɔː/ /tɛˈljuːtə(ʊ)spɔː/

Origin

Mid 19th century. From German Teleutospore (A. de Bary 1865) from ancient Greek τελευτή completion, end (ultimately from τέλος end, perhaps via an unattested verb) + German Spore.