Definition of Gleba

1. Noun. Fleshy spore-bearing inner mass of e.g. a puffball or stinkhorn.

Generic synonyms: Reproductive Structure
Group relationships: Sporophore

Definition of Gleba

1. n. The chambered sporogenous tissue forming the central mass of the sporophore in puff balls, stinkhorns, etc.

Definition of Gleba

1. Noun. (mycology) The fleshy, spore-bearing inner mass of certain fungi. ¹

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Definition of Gleba

1. a spore-bearing mass of some fungi [n -BAE]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gleba

gleaming
gleamingly
gleamings
gleams
gleamy
glean
gleanable
gleaned
gleaner
gleaners
gleaning
gleanings
gleans
gleave
gleaves
gleba (current term)
glebae
glebal
glebe
glebe-house
glebe-land
glebe house
glebeless
glebes
glebous
gleby
gled
glede
gledes
gledge

Literary usage of Gleba

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1. A Student's Text-book of Botany by Sydney Howard Vines (1896)
"The peridium is dehiscent, and the gleba becomes mucilaginous. ... rupturing the peridium at the apex, .uid lifts tbe gleba in its interior out of the ..."

2. Synopsis of the British Basidiomycetes: A Descriptive Catalogue of the by Worthington George Smith (1908)
"One-half natural size, c, cells of gleba. X 5. D, basidia and spores; E, spore germinating. X 750. stellate manner, convex internally at base. ..."

3. The Commentaries of Gaius and Rules of Ulpian by Gaius (1885)
"... et in eam partem perinde atque in totam rem praesentem fiebat vindicatio: velut ex fundo gleba ..."

4. Text-book of Botany, Morphological and Physical by Julius Sachs (1882)
"The gleba is by this means raised up high above the peridium on the apex of the stalk, while the stalk attains the height of from 6 to 12 inches. ..."

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