Gasteromycetes

plural noun

Gas·​tero·​my·​ce·​tes
ˌgastə(ˌ)rōˌmīsēt(ˌ)ēz
in some classifications
: a class or subclass of fungi including all basidiomycetes with the basidia and spores enclosed in a peridium (as the puffballs and stinkhorns)

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from gaster- + -mycetes

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“Gasteromycetes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Gasteromycetes. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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