Meaning of hymenium

hy•me•ni•um

Pronunciation: (hī-mē'nē-um), [key]
— pl. -ni•a
  1. the sporogenous layer in a fungus, composed of asci or basidia often interspersed with various sterile structures, as paraphyses.
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