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pileus

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noun pi·le·us \ˈpī-lē-əs\

Definition of pileus

plural pi·lei play \-lē-ˌī\

  1. 1 [Latin] :  a pointed or close-fitting cap worn by ancient Romans

  2. 2 :  the convex, concave, or flattened spore-bearing structure of some basidiomycetes that is attached superiorly to the stem and typically is expanded with gills or pores on the underside —called also cap



Origin of pileus

New Latin, from Latin


First Known Use: 1715


Medical Dictionary

pileus

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noun pi·le·us \ˈpī-lē-əs\

Medical Definition of pileus

plural pi·lei \-lē-ˌī\play

  1. :  the convex, concave, or flattened spore-bearing structure of some basidiomycetous fungi that is attached to the top of the stem and typically is expanded with gills or pores on the underside—called also cap




Learn More about pileus

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "pileus" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "pileus"


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