hypothecium

[ hahy-puh-thee-shee-uh m, -see-uh m ]
/ ˌhaɪ pəˈθi ʃi əm, -si əm /

noun, plural hy·po·the·ci·a [hahy-puh-thee-shee-uh, -see-uh] /ˌhaɪ pəˈθi ʃi ə, -si ə/. Mycology.

the layer of hyphal tissue directly beneath the hymenium of an apothecium.

Origin of hypothecium

First recorded in 1865–70; hypo- + thecium

Related forms

hy·po·the·ci·al, adjective
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