thecium

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From New Latin thecium, from Ancient Greek θήκιον (thḗkion), diminutive of θήκη (thḗkē, sheath)

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thecium (plural thecia)

  1. (mycology, dated) The hymenium
    • 1952, Frederick Lyle Wynd, The Fungi[1], translation of original by Ernst Albert Gäumann, page 218:
      The hymenium, or thecium, is generated endogenously within the hyphal layer.
  2. (mycology, dated) The internal hyphal layers of an apothecium

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