basidiomycetes definition

  • noun:
    • Plural as a type of basidiomycete.
    • big class of greater fungi coextensive with subdivision Basidiomycota
  • noun-plural:
    • a phylum of fungi utilizing the Basidiomycota.
  • others:
    • The set of fungi in which the spores tend to be borne on basidia, such as the Hymenomycetes, Gasteromycetes, and a lot of for the larger fungi known as mushrooms and toadstools. See cut-under basidium.

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