Helotium

noun
He·​lo·​ti·​um | \ hə̇ˈlōshēəm, -ōtē- \

Definition of Helotium

: a genus (the type of the family Helotiaceae) comprising fungi that have inoperculate asci arranged in a hymenial layer in a cup-shaped apothecium with a colored rim of elongate thin-walled hyphae

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History and Etymology for Helotium

New Latin, from Late Greek hēlōtos nail-shaped (from Greek hēlos nail) + New Latin -ium

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“Helotium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Helotium. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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