Definition of Hymenium

1. Noun. Spore-bearing layer of cells in certain fungi containing asci or basidia.

Generic synonyms: Reproductive Structure
Group relationships: Fungus



Definition of Hymenium

1. n. The spore-bearing surface of certain fungi, as that on the gills of a mushroom.

Definition of Hymenium

1. Noun. (context: mycology) The sporebearing surface of a fungus. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hymenium

1. a layer in certain fungi [n -NIA or -NIUMS] : HYMENIAL [adj]

Medical Definition of Hymenium

1. Origin: NL, fr. Gr. A membrane. The spore-bearing surface of certain fungi, as that on the gills of a mushroom. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hymenium

hymenal
hymenal caruncula
hymenally challenged
hymeneal
hymeneally
hymeneals
hymenean
hymenectomy
hymenia
hymenial
hymenial cystidium
hymeniderm
hymeniderms
hymeniform
hymenitis
hymenium (current term)
hymeniums
hymenless
hymenlike
hymenoid
hymenolepiasis
hymenolepidid
hymenolepis
hymenology
hymenomycetes
hymenophoral trama
hymenophore
hymenophores
hymenoplasties
hymenoplasty

Literary usage of Hymenium

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Studies of American Fungi: Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, Etc by George Francis Atkinson (1900)
"The genus Phlebia in the Hydnaceae has the hymenium on smooth, somewhat radiating ... One exotic genus has the hymenium on numerous irregular obtuse lobes ..."

2. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden by Missouri Botanical Garden (1879)
"With brown, velvety hymenium and a white margin; paraphyses filiform, Pennsylvania to Colombia 70. S. sepium 27. With aspect of dark specimens of <S. ..."

3. Guide to Sowerby's Models of British Fungi in the Department of Botany ...by Worthington George Smith by Worthington George Smith (1908)
"Spore-bearing surface or hymenium exposed during development Family I. ... hymenium spread over the surface of lamellae or gills. ..."

4. The Natural History of Plants: Their Forms, Growth, Reproduction, and by Anton Kerner von Marilaun (1902)
"The hymenium in this group is exposed at the time when the basidiospores are ... The hymenium in these simple forms is produced over the whole surface of ..."

5. Fungi; Their Nature and Uses by Mordecai Cubitt Cooke (1880)
"The term hymenium is employed to represent a more or less expanded surface, ... The two families in which an hymenium is present are called Hymenomycetes ..."

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