Hymenium definition

hī-mēnē-əm
The spore-bearing layer of the fruiting body of certain fungi, containing asci or basidia.
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A superficial layer of spore-producing cells in fungi.
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The spore-bearing layer of the fruiting body of certain fungi, containing asci or basidia.
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The spore-bearing layer of the fruiting body of certain fungi, containing asci or basidia.
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(mycology) The sporebearing surface of a fungus.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
hymenium
Plural:
hymenia, hymeniums

Origin of hymenium

  • New Latin from Greek humenion diminutive of humēn membrane hymen

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Ancient Greek ὑμενίων (humeniōn), diminutive of ὑμήν (humēn, “membrane”).

    From Wiktionary