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hypothecium

[ hahy-puh-thee-shee-uhm, -see-uhm ]
/ ˌhaɪ pəˈθi ʃi əm, -si əm /
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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.
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Origin of hypothecium

First recorded in 1865–70; hypo- + thecium

OTHER WORDS FROM hypothecium

hy·po·the·ci·al, adjective
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