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- noun mycology A thin layer of tissue which completely surrounds a developing mushroom.
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- noun membrane initially completely investing the young sporophore of various mushrooms that is ruptured by growth; represented in the mature mushroom by a volva around lower part of stem and scales on upper surface of the cap
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