hymenophore

noun
hy·​meno·​phore | \ hīmenəˌfō(ə) r, ˈhīmənōˌ- \
variants: or less commonly hymenophorum \ ˌhīməˈnäfərəm \
plural hymenophores\ -​ˌfō(ə)rz \ also hymenophora\ -​äf(ə)rə \

Definition of hymenophore

1 : the hymenium-bearing portion of the sporophore in fungi

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History and Etymology for hymenophore

New Latin hymenophorum, from hymeno- (irregular from hymenium) + -phorum

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“Hymenophore.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hymenophore. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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