Hymenochaete

noun

Hy·​me·​no·​chae·​te
-ˈkēt(ˌ)ē
: a genus of fungi (family Thelephoraceae) having a corky or leathery sporophore and a hymenium which appears downy because of the many simple cystidia projecting from it see brown root disease

Word History

Etymology

New Latin from hymen- + Greek chaitē long flowing hair

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“Hymenochaete.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hymenochaete. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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