[ glee-buh ]
/ ˈgli bə /

noun, plural gle·bae [glee-bee] /ˈgli bi/. Mycology.

the sporogenous tissue forming the central part of the sporophore in certain fungi, as in puffballs and stinkhorns.

Origin of gleba

1840–50; < New Latin, Latin glēba clod; see glebe
Related formsgle·bal, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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[ glēbə ]

Plural glebae (glēbē′)

The fleshy, spore-bearing inner mass of the basidiomycete fungus known as the puffball.

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