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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“Onygena.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Onygena. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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