hymenium definition

  • noun:
    • The spore-bearing level of this fruiting human body of certain fungi, containing asci or basidia.
    • The sporebearing area of a fungus.
    • The spore-bearing surface of certain fungi, as that from the gills of a mushroom.
    • In botany, the fructifying surface in fungi, specially when the spores tend to be naked.
    • spore-bearing layer of cells using fungi containing asci or basidia

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