hypothecium

hypothecium

[hahy-puh-thee-shee-uhm, -see-uhm]
noun, plural hypothecia [hahy-puh-thee-shee-uh, -see-uh] . Mycology.
the layer of hyphal tissue directly beneath the hymenium of an apothecium.

Origin:
1865–70; hypo- + thecium

hypothecial, adjective
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