plural noun Hy·po·cre·a·les \-ˈā(ˌ)lēz\

Definition of Hypocreales

  1. :  an order of fungi (subclass Euascomycetes) closely related to and probably derived from the Sphaeriales — see hypocreaceae

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Origin and Etymology of hypocreales

New Latin, from Hypocrea, genus of fungi + -ales

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a brief usually trivial fact

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