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exoperidium

[ek-soh-puh-rid-ee-uh m]
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noun, plural ex·o·pe·rid·i·a [ek-soh-puh-rid-ee-uh] /ˌɛk soʊ pəˈrɪd i ə/. Mycology.
  1. the outer of the two layers into which the peridium is divided.
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Origin of exoperidium

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  • Exoperidium revolute, cut to about the middle in eight to ten segments.

    The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise

    M. E. Hard

  • Exoperidium cut beyond the middle into seven to nine acute segments.

  • Fleshy layer closely attached, very light in color, usually smooth on the limb of the exoperidium but cracked on the segments.

  • The outer coat or exoperidium recurved, segments acute at the apex, eight to twelve segments divided to about the middle.

  • Exoperidium cut in six to ten segments about half way, the limb deeply saccate.