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

Definition of Gasteromycetes

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)

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New Latin, from gaster- + -mycetes

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