plural noun
Meli·​o·​la·​les | \ˌmelēəˈlā(ˌ)lēz, mə̇ˌlīə-\

Definition of Meliolales 

: an order of fungi (subclass Euascomycetes) having a stroma that resembles a perithecium and is not noticeably flattened

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History and Etymology for Meliolales

New Latin, from Meliola genus of fungi (from Greek mēlon apple + New Latin -i- + Latin -ola, diminutive suffix) + -ales

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