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epithecium

[ep-uh-thee-shee-uh m, -see-uh m] /ˌɛp əˈθi ʃi əm, -si əm/
noun, plural epithecia
[ep-uh-thee-shee-uh, -see-uh] /ˌɛp əˈθi ʃi ə, -si ə/ (Show IPA).
Mycology.
1.
the surface layer of tissue of the fruiting body of lichens and fungi, formed by the union of the tips of the paraphyses over the spore sacs.
Origin of epithecium
1875-1880
From New Latin, dating back to 1875-80; See origin at epi-, thecium
Related forms
epithecial
[ep-uh-thee-shee-uh l, -shuh l] /ˌɛp əˈθi ʃi əl, -ʃəl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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