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Noun hymenium has 1 sense
  1. hymenium - spore-bearing layer of cells in certain fungi containing asci or basidia
    --1 is a kind of
    reproductive structure
    --1 is a part of fungus

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Noun (Botany): The hymenium is the spore-producing layer of a fungus, located on the inner surface of the fruiting body.

Example sentence: The hymenium of a mushroom contains millions of spores that are released into the air.

Noun (Zoology): In the animal kingdom, hymenium refers to a membrane or tissue that partially or completely covers certain body parts.

Example sentence: The hymenium in female birds covers the opening of the cloaca.

Noun (Mythology): In ancient Greek mythology, hymenium refers to the god of marriage.

Example sentence: The hymenium would be invoked during wedding ceremonies to bless the couple.

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