gleba

noun
gle·​ba | \ ˈglēbə \
plural glebae\ -​ēˌbē \

Definition of gleba

: the sporogenous tissue forming the central mass of the sporophore in some basidiomycetes (as the puffballs, stinkhorns)

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Other Words from gleba

glebal \ -​bəl \ adjective

History and Etymology for gleba

New Latin, from Latin gleba, glaeba clod

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“Gleba.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gleba. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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