plural noun
Gas·tero·my·ce·tes | \ˌgastə(ˌ)rōˌmīsēt(ˌ)ēz\

Definition of Gasteromycetes 

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: a class or subclass of fungi including all basidiomycetes with the basidia and spores enclosed in a peridium (as the puffballs and stinkhorns)

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History and Etymology for Gasteromycetes

New Latin, from gaster- + -mycetes

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