the sporogenous layer in a fungus, composed of asci or basidia often interspersed with various sterile structures, as paraphyses.
- hy·me·ni·al, adjective
- sub·hy·me·ni·al, adjective
- sub·hy·me·ni·um, noun, plural sub·hy·me·ni·a.
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How to use hymenium in a sentence
hymenium inferior, pileus more or less expanded, convex, bell-shaped.
hymenium whitish or reddish, folds much branched, forming anastomosing pores.
hymenium dark cinereous, rugose when moist, the minute crowded irregular folds abundantly anastomosing; nearly even when dry.
hymenium red or flesh-color, covered with a delicate flesh-colored bloom.
hymenium, the fruiting surface of the mushrooms and other fungi.Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc. | George Francis Atkinson
British Dictionary definitions for hymenium
(in basidiomycetous and ascomycetous fungi) a layer of cells some of which produce the spores
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Scientific definitions for hymenium
The spore-bearing layer of the fruiting body of certain fungi, containing asci or basidia.
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