: 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)

Word History


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 16 Apr. 2024.

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