Share this entry

Share this page

hymenium

Saltos de línea: hy¦men|ium
Pronunciación: /hʌɪˈmiːnɪəm
 
/

Definición de hymenium en inglés:

sustantivo (plural hymenia /-nɪə/)

Botany
(In higher fungi) a surface consisting mainly of spore-bearing structures (asci or basidia).
Example sentences
  • This middle layer is subtended by the hymenium which was also devoid of epiphytic organisms.
  • Since the perithecium grows out into the medium from the hymenium after nuclear pairing, this is ascohymenial development.
  • Unlike some related, duller-coloured species, the hymenium does not turn blood-red when it is scratched.

Origen

early 19th century: from Greek humenion, diminutive of humēn 'membrane'.

Derivados

hymenial

1
adjetivo
Example sentences
  • Then there will be either lamellae, or gills, or pores, with hymenial layers bearing the basidia.
  • Beneath the gills there is a cavity, the hymenial chamber, which is still closed in this illustrated sample.
  • If you cannot see them properly, push gently on the cover slip until the hymenial elements lie free in the medium.

Definición de hymenium en:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

¿Qué te llama la atención de esta palabra o frase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Obtenga más de Oxford Dictionaries

Suscribirse para eliminar anuncios y acceder a los recursos premium

Palabra del día emulous
Pronunciación: ˈɛmjʊləs
adjective
seeking to emulate someone or something