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n. pl. pe·rid·i·a (-ē-ə)
The covering of the spore-bearing organ in many fungi.

[New Latin pēridium, from Greek pēridion, diminutive of pērā, leather pouch.]

pe·rid′i·al (-ē-əl) adj.


n, pl -ridia (-ˈrɪdɪə)
(Biology) the distinct outer layer of the spore-bearing organ in many fungi
[C19: from Greek pēridion a little wallet, from pēra leather bag, of obscure origin]


(pəˈrɪd i əm)

n., pl. -rid•e•a (-ˈrɪd i ə)
the outer enveloping coat of the fruiting body in many fungi.
[1815–25; < New Latin < Greek pērídion, diminutive of pḗra wallet; see -idium]
pe•rid′i•al, adj.
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Noun1.peridium - outer layer of the spore-bearing organ in many fungiperidium - outer layer of the spore-bearing organ in many fungi
covering, natural covering, cover - a natural object that covers or envelops; "under a covering of dust"; "the fox was flushed from its cover"
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