from The Century Dictionary.
- Same as
- In anatomy, pertaining to the hymen.
- In botany, belonging to the hymenium.
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- adjective mycology Of or pertaining to the
hymeniumof a fungus.
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We are obliged to refer to the hymenial layer in this place, though the beginner will scarcely understand the meaning of the term.
Nor, in her benevolent desire to speed the car of Miss Jemima to its hymenial goal, was Mrs. Dale so cruel towards her male friend, Dr. Riccabocca, as she seemed to her husband.
It used to be a common practice in the country, in sending marriages to the press, to tack on a bit of poetry in the shape of some sweet hymenial sentimentality.
-- Captain A. Carlton, late of the Light Dragoons, has just succeeded to the title and estates of his great grandfather, the late Earl of Castlemere, which title had lain dormant for several years, in consequence of the only son of the late nobleman never having assumed the title, and died in obscurity abroad, and we, learn that the new Earl is about to lead to the hymenial altar the beautiful Miss
When she came, Frank kept under the bedclothes until I had stripped her, and getting into bed with her performed the hymenial rites in due order.
It has a peculiarity in the fact that the hymenial cells, or the layer of mother cells, contained in the gills, change into a waxy mass, at length removable from the trama.
They originate either like the basidia, from the sub-hymenial cells (Fig. 250), or from special hyphæ deeper down in the trama of the gill (Fig. 249).
This is called the _sub-hymenial_ layer or _sub-hymenium_ (Fig. 250).
Right glad would I be to visit you & your dear family & pass many pleasant moments in your domestic circle recounting olden times & descanting somewhat perhaps upon your future professional & my future hymenial prospects.
Binny I 'ope, Sir Edward, there's no objections to my leading Miss Sharpe to the hymenial halter.