Peridium meaning

pə-rĭdē-əm
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The covering of the spore-bearing organ in many fungi.
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The outer coat of the spore-bearing organ in certain fungi.
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The covering of the spore-bearing organ in many fungi.
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(botany) The outer layer that covers the spore-bearing organ in many fungi.
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Origin of peridium

  • New Latin pēridium from Greek pēridion diminutive of pērā leather pouch

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