gleba

[ 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.

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Origin of gleba

1840–50; <New Latin, Latin glēba clod; see glebe

OTHER WORDS FROM gleba

glebal, adjective

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Scientific definitions for gleba

gleba
[ glēbə ]

Plural glebae (glēbē′)

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