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- n. Plural form of gasteromycete.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. An order of fungi, in which the spores are borne inside a sac called the peridium, as in the puffballs.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In mycology, one of the principal divisions of the Basidiomycetes, characterized by having the hymenium inclosed, lining small cavities, which are formed within a peridium.
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- n. fungi in which the hymenium is enclosed until after spores have matured: puffballs; earth stars; stinkhorn fungi
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Or was it one of the gasteromycetes, the coniomycetes, the hyphomycetes, the ascomycetes, or one of the physomycetes?