Definition of probasidium in English:

probasidium

noun

Mycology
  • Especially in a smut or rust: the structure or developmental stage of a basidium (often a teliospore) in which nuclear fusion of gametes (karyogamy) occurs.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden. From pro- + basidium, after French probaside.

Pronunciation

probasidium

/ˌprəʊbəˈsɪdɪəm/