Tremellales

plural noun
Trem·​el·​la·​les | \ -ā(ˌ)lēz \

Definition of Tremellales

: an order of basidiomycetous fungi (subclass Heterobasidiomycetes) having the basidiocarp well developed and varying from gelatinous to waxy or even horny in texture especially when dry and being mostly saprophytes but including some parasites of mosses, other fungi, insects, or vascular plants — see auriculariaceae , tremellaceae

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New Latin, from Tremella + -ales

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“Tremellales.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tremellales. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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