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peridium

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noun pe·rid·i·um \pə-ˈri-dē-əm\

Definition of peridium

plural peridia play \-dē-ə\

  1. :  the outer envelope of the sporophore of many fungi



Origin of peridium

New Latin, from Greek pēridion, diminutive of pēra leather bag


First Known Use: circa 1823


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