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peridium

[puh-rid-ee-uh m] /pəˈrɪd i əm/
noun, plural peridea
[puh-rid-ee-uh] /pəˈrɪd i ə/ (Show IPA).
Mycology
1.
the outer enveloping coat of the fruit body in many fungi.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; < Neo-Latin < German pērídion, diminutive of pḗra wallet; see -idium
Related forms
peridial, adjective
peridiiform
[puh-rid-ee-uh-fawrm] /pəˈrɪd i əˌfɔrm/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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peridium

/pəˈrɪdɪəm/
noun (pl) -ridia (-ˈrɪdɪə)
1.
the distinct outer layer of the spore-bearing organ in many fungi
Word Origin
C19: from Greek pēridion a little wallet, from pēra leather bag, of obscure origin
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