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Meaning of PERIDIUM

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 Definition: [n]  outer layer of the spore-bearing organ in many fungi
 
 See Also: cover, covering, natural covering

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pe*rid"i*um\, n.; pl. {Peridia}. [NL., fr. Gr. ? about
+ ?, a dim. ending.] (Bot.)
The envelope or coat of certain fungi, such as the puffballs
and earthstars.

 

 

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