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Affixes: the building blocks of English
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basidio-

A basidium.

[Greek basidion, a diminutive of basis, base or pedestal.]

A basidium is a microscopic club-shaped spore-bearing structure produced by fungi called basidiomycetes (Greek mukēs, mukēt-, fungus or mushroom), such as the smuts, rusts, mushrooms, and puffballs; basidio- refers to the presence of a basidium, as in basidiospore, a spore formed in one, or basidiocarp, the fruiting body of basidiomycetes that produces them.

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