Hymenogastraceae

plural noun Hy·me·no·gas·tra·ce·ae \-(ˌ)nōˌgaˈstrāsēˌē\

Definition of Hymenogastraceae

  1. :  a family of basidiomycetous fungi of the order Hymenogastrales forming subterranean irregularly globose sporophores — see false truffle, rhizopogon

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Origin and Etymology of hymenogastraceae

New Latin, from Hymenogastr-, Hymenogaster, type genus (from hymen- + -gaster) + -aceae


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