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n. pl. gle·bae (-bē′)
The fleshy, spore-bearing inner mass of a puffball.
[Latin glēba, clod.]
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(Botany) botany the spore-bearing tissue of various funguses
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|Noun||1.||gleba - fleshy spore-bearing inner mass of e.g. a puffball or stinkhorn|
reproductive structure - the parts of a plant involved in its reproduction
sporophore - a spore-bearing branch or organ: the part of the thallus of a sporophyte that develops spores; in ferns and mosses and liverworts is practically equivalent to the sporophyte
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