peridium

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noun pe·rid·i·um \pə-ˈri-dē-əm\

Definition of peridium

plural

peridia

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  1. :  the outer envelope of the sporophore of many fungi

Origin and Etymology of peridium

New Latin, from Greek pēridion, diminutive of pēra leather bag


First Known Use: circa 1823


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