peridium

noun
pe·rid·i·um | \pə-ˈri-dē-əm \
plural peridia\pə-ˈri-dē-ə \

Definition of peridium 

: the outer envelope of the sporophore of many fungi

First Known Use of peridium

circa 1823, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for peridium

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

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