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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The covering of the spore-bearing organ in many fungi.

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  • n. The outer layer that covers the spore-bearing organ in many fungi

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

New Latin pēridium, from Greek pēridion, diminutive of pērā, leather pouch.

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