pileus

noun pi·le·us \ ˈpī-lē-əs \

Definition of pileus

plural pilei play \ˈpī-lē-ˌī\
1
[Latin]
: a pointed or close-fitting cap worn by ancient Romans
2 : the convex, concave, or flattened spore-bearing structure of some basidiomycetes that is attached superiorly to the stem and typically is expanded with gills or pores on the underside called also cap

Origin and Etymology of pileus

New Latin, from Latin


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pileus

noun pi·le·us \ ˈpī-lē-əs \

medical Definition of pileus

plural pilei play \-lē-ˌī\
: the convex, concave, or flattened spore-bearing structure of some basidiomycetous fungi that is attached to the top of the stem and typically is expanded with gills or pores on the underside called also cap

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