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- n. A relatively large cell found on the hymenium of a basidiomycete
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In hymenomycetous fungi, a large spherical or ovoid cell which originates among the basidia and paraphyses, and projects beyond them. It is considered to be a sterile basidium. Also cystide.
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(= Entoloma repandum Bull.). _t_, trama of pileus; _sh_, sub-hymenium; _h_, the hymenial layer; the long cells with a drop of moisture at the ends are cystidia (sing. cystidium).] = The hymenium.
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