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hypothecium

[hahy-puh-thee-shee-uh m, -see-uh m] /ˌhaɪ pəˈθi ʃi əm, -si əm/
noun, plural hypothecia
[hahy-puh-thee-shee-uh, -see-uh] /ˌhaɪ pəˈθi ʃi ə, -si ə/ (Show IPA).
Mycology
1.
the layer of hyphal tissue directly beneath the hymenium of an apothecium.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; hypo- + thecium
Related forms
hypothecial, adjective
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