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hymenium


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hymenium  \Hy*me"ni*um\,  n.;  pl  L.  {Hymenia},  E.  {Hymeniums}. 
  [NL.,  fr  Gr  ?  a  membrane.]  (Bot.) 
  The  spore-bearing  surface  of  certain  fungi,  as  that  on  the 
  gills  of  a  mushroom. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hymenium 
  n  :  spore-bearing  layer  of  cells  in  certain  fungi  containing 
  asci  or  basidia 




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