Definition of autobasidiomycete in English:

autobasidiomycete

noun

Mycology
historical
  • A fungus belonging to the Autobasidiomycetes, a former division of the phylum Basidiomycota (the basidiomycetes), including mushrooms, toadstools, and related fungi having an autobasidium.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Mordecai Cooke (1825–1914), naturalist and mycologist. From German Autobasidiomycete from auto- + Basidiomycete.

Pronunciation

autobasidiomycete

/ˌɔːtə(ʊ)bəˌsɪdɪə(ʊ)ˈmʌɪsiːt/