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- n. The hymenium
- n. The internal hyphal layers of an apothecium
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In lichens, that part of the apothecium which contains the organs of the fruit.
- n. Same as hymenium.
From New Latin thecium, from Ancient Greek θήκιον (thēkion), diminutive of θήκη (thēkē, "sheath") (Wiktionary)
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