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n. pl. hy·me·ni·a (-nē-ə) or hy·me·ni·ums
The spore-bearing layer of the fruiting body of certain fungi, containing asci or basidia.

[New Latin, from Greek humenion, diminutive of humēn, membrane; see hymen.]

hy·me′ni·al (-əl) adj.
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(Biology) relating to the layer of certain fungi which bears spores, composed of asci or basidia
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Rhodocybe sensu Baroni (1981), due to presence of hymenial pseudocystidia (Fig.
Basidiocarp resupinate, adnate, effused, up to 250 [micro]m thick in section; hymenial surface smooth, yellowish white to pale yellow when fresh, pale orange to orange white on drying, margins thinning, paler concolorous, to indeterminate.
The hymenial tissue was removed with sterile forceps and rinsed with sterile H2O.
On the other hand, if, in a woman who has an intact hymen, the hymenial orifice lets one, two or more fingers pass through easily; if the hymen is relaxed in such a way as to undulate and allow itself to be depressed easily, you will conclude that the woman can most certainly be a virgin, but also that a body of the size of the penis in erection could perfectly well pass through the hymenial orifice without rupturing it, once or several times.