Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In lichens, that part of the apothecium which contains the organs of the fruit.
  • noun Same as hymenium.

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  • noun mycology, dated The hymenium
  • noun mycology, dated The internal hyphal layers of an apothecium

Etymologies

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From New Latin thecium, from Ancient Greek θήκιον (thēkion), diminutive of θήκη (thēkē, "sheath")

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