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hypothecium

[hahy-puh-thee-shee-uh m, -see-uh m]
noun, plural hy·po·the·ci·a [hahy-puh-thee-shee-uh, -see-uh] /ˌhaɪ pəˈθi ʃi ə, -si ə/. Mycology.
  1. the layer of hyphal tissue directly beneath the hymenium of an apothecium.
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Origin of hypothecium

First recorded in 1865–70; hypo- + thecium
Related formshy·po·the·ci·al, adjective
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