hymenium

noun

hy·​me·​ni·​um hī-ˈmē-nē-əm How to pronounce hymenium (audio)
plural hymenia hī-ˈmē-nē-ə How to pronounce hymenium (audio) or hymeniums
: a spore-bearing layer in fungi

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek hymēn

First Known Use

1830, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hymenium was in 1830

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“Hymenium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hymenium. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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