hymenophore

noun hy·meno·phore \hīmenəˌfō(ə) r, ˈhīmənōˌ-\
variants: less commonly

hymenophorum

\ˌhīməˈnäfərəm\

Definition of hymenophore

plural

hymenophores

\-ˌfō(ə)rz\ also

hymenophora

\-äf(ə)rə\
  1. 1 :  the hymenium-bearing portion of the sporophore in fungi

  2. 2 :  sporophore

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Origin and Etymology of hymenophore

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


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