hymenium

noun
hy·​me·​ni·​um | \ hī-ˈmē-nē-əm How to pronounce hymenium (audio) \
plural hymenia\ hī-​ˈmē-​nē-​ə How to pronounce hymenia (audio) \ or hymeniums

Definition of hymenium

: a spore-bearing layer in fungi

First Known Use of hymenium

1830, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hymenium

New Latin, from Greek hymēn

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“Hymenium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hymenium. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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