plural noun

: 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

Word History


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 30 Nov. 2023.

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