[ 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.

Nearby words

  1. glean,
  2. gleaner,
  3. gleaning,
  4. gleanings,
  5. gleason,
  6. glebe,
  7. glede,
  8. glee,
  9. glee club,
  10. gleed

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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Science definitions for gleba


[ glēbə ]

Plural glebae (glēbē′)

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