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hymenium

(hī-mē′nē-əm)
n. pl. hyme·nia (-nē-ə) or hyme·niums
The spore-bearing layer of the fruiting body of certain fungi, containing asci or basidia.

hy·me′ni·al (-əl) adj.
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hymenium

a layer of spore-producing structures present in the fruiting body of fungi of the BASIDIOMYCOTA and ASCOMYCOTA.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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