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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.


n, pl -nia (-nɪə) or -niums
(Botany) (in basidiomycetous and ascomycetous fungi) a layer of cells some of which produce the spores


(haɪˈmi ni əm)

n., pl. -ni•a (-ni ə)
the spore-producing layer of the fruiting body of a fungus, as in the gills of a mushroom.
[1820–30; < New Latin; see hymen, -ium2]
hy•me′ni•al, adj.
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Noun1.hymenium - spore-bearing layer of cells in certain fungi containing asci or basidia
reproductive structure - the parts of a plant involved in its reproduction
fungus - an organism of the kingdom Fungi lacking chlorophyll and feeding on organic matter; ranging from unicellular or multicellular organisms to spore-bearing syncytia
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The pileus with trnslucent hairs at the dorsal side, hymenium conspicuously meruloid to porose reticulate with veins (Fig.
5-8 [micro]m, pleuro- and cheilocystidia as chrysocystidia, and presence of scattered acanthocytes in the hymenium and stipe apex.
Small portions from the hymenium (about 1 cm) were placed in 2% CTAB buffer in 1.
Lloyd, is a mushroom belonging to the species of Polyporaceae family, which is characterized by hymenium (fertile layer) in vertical pores on the underside of the caps (Hobbs 1995).
Furthermore, the two species are best differentiated by the presence of Trentepohlia as photobiont in Dimerella (chlorococcoid green algae in Absconditella) and the I+ blue reaction of its hymenium (I- or I+ yellow in Absconditella).