plural noun
Phal·​la·​les | \ fəˈlā(ˌ)lēz \

Definition of Phallales

: an order of fungi (subclass Homobasidiomycetes) comprising the stinkhorns and related forms whose hymenium is on an elongated or enlarged receptacle that is slimy and fetid at maturity — see clathraceae, phallaceae

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History and Etymology for Phallales

New Latin, from Phallus + -ales

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“Phallales.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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