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.

Nearby words

  1. hypothallus,
  2. hypothec,
  3. hypotheca,
  4. hypothecary,
  5. hypothecate,
  6. hypothenar,
  7. hypothenuse,
  8. hypothermal,
  9. hypothermia,
  10. hypotheses

Origin of hypothecium

First recorded in 1865–70; hypo- + thecium

Related formshy·po·the·ci·al, adjective

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