plural noun He·lo·ti·a·les \hə̇ˌlōshēˈā(ˌ)lēz, -ōtē-\

Definition of Helotiales

  1. :  an order of fungi (subclass Euascomycetes) that are characterized by inoperculate asci borne in a disk-shaped to goblet-shaped sessile or stalked apothecium which may be brilliantly colored or dark and dull and that include numerous saprophytes and a few parasites of economically important plants — compare pezizales

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Origin and Etymology of helotiales

New Latin, from Helotium + -ales

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a brief usually trivial fact

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