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Pronunciation: ba-sid′ē-ob′ō-lŭs

Definition: A genus of fungi belonging to the class Zygomycetes. Basidiobolus haptosporus has been isolated from cases of zygomycosis (entomophthoramycosis basidiobolae) in humans, especially in Indonesia, tropical Africa, and Southeast Asia.

[Mod. L. basidium, dim. of G. basis, base, + L. bolus, fr. G. bolos, lump or clod]

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