Hymenogastrales

plural noun
Hy·​me·​no·​gas·​tra·​les | \ -ā(ˌ)lēz \

Definition of Hymenogastrales

: an order of gasteromycetous fungi (subclass Homobasidiomycetes) having a distinct basidiocarp with a usually fleshy or waxy gleba which remains closed at least until after the basidia have discharged the basidiospores

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History and Etymology for Hymenogastrales

New Latin, from Hymenogastr-, Hymenogaster, genus of fungi + -ales

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“Hymenogastrales.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hymenogastrales. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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