plural noun

: an order of basidiomycetous fungi (subclass Homobasidiomycetes) having closed subterranean or epigeous and sessile or stalked sporocarps with a simple or several-layered peridium surrounding an unchambered or indistinctly chambered gleba compare lycoperdales

Word History


New Latin, from Sclerodermat-, Scleroderma + -ales

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“Sclerodermatales.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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