Definitions for "Teliospore"
Keywords:  basidium, smut, rust, spore, fungi
a thick-walled resting spore produced by rust and smut fungi.
A resting spore of rust and smut fungi in which sexual fusion occurs and gives rise to a basidium.
Thick-walled resting spore produced by some fungi, notably rusts and smuts, that germinates to form a basidium.