Onygena

noun
Onyg·e·na | \ ōˈnijənə \

Definition of Onygena 

: a genus (the type of the family Onygenaceae) of ascomycetous fungi that have stalked capitate ascocarps and occur typically on decaying animal materials (as hooves or feathers)

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History and Etymology for Onygena

New Latin, irregular from Greek onyx nail of the finger or toe, claw, hoof + New Latin -gena (from Greek -genēs born)

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