glebae

gleba

[glee-buh]
noun, plural glebae [glee-bee] . Mycology.
the sporogenous tissue forming the central part of the sporophore in certain fungi, as in puffballs and stinkhorns.

Origin:
1840–50; < Neo-Latin, Latin glēba clod; see glebe

glebal, adjective
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gleba   (glē'bə)  Pronunciation Key 
Plural glebae (glē'bē')
The fleshy, spore-bearing inner mass of the basidiomycete fungus known as the puffball.
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