noun Onyg·e·na \ōˈnijənə\

Definition of Onygena

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of onygena

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

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capable of being understood in two ways

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