peridium

[ puh-rid-ee-uhm ]
/ pəˈrɪd i əm /

noun, plural pe·rid·e·a [puh-rid-ee-uh]. /pəˈrɪd i ə/. Mycology.

the outer enveloping coat of the fruit body in many fungi.

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Origin of peridium

1815–25; <New Latin <German pērídion, diminutive of pḗra wallet; see -idium

OTHER WORDS FROM peridium

pe·rid·i·al, adjectivepe·rid·i·i·form [puh-rid-ee-uh-fawrm], /pəˈrɪd i əˌfɔrm/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for peridium

peridium
/ (pəˈrɪdɪəm) /

noun plural -ridia (-ˈrɪdɪə)

the distinct outer layer of the spore-bearing organ in many fungi

Word Origin for peridium

C19: from Greek pēridion a little wallet, from pēra leather bag, of obscure origin
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