Umbo vs Subumbonate - What's the difference?

umbo | subumbonate |


In mycology|lang=en terms the difference between umbo and subumbonate

is that umbo is (mycology) a bump or protrusion on the top of the cap while subumbonate is (mycology) having a slight umbo.

As a noun umbo

is (biology) a boss, or rounded elevation, or a corresponding depression, in a palate, disk, or membrane; as, the umbo in the integument of the of echinoderms or in the tympanic membrane of the ear.

As an adjective subumbonate is

(mycology) having a slight umbo.

umbo

English

Noun

  • (biology) A boss, or rounded elevation, or a corresponding depression, in a palate, disk, or membrane; as, the umbo in the integument of the of echinoderms or in the tympanic membrane of the ear.
  • (zoology) One of the lateral prominence just above the hinge of a bivalve shell.
  • (mycology) A bump or protrusion on the top of the cap.
  • (historical) The boss of a shield, at or near the middle, and usually projecting, sometimes in a sharp spike.
  • * 1786 : It is thirteen inches diameter, made of wood covered with leather, and an iron plate decorated with nails and mouldings; the boss or umbo projects four inches. — Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons , page xii.
  • Derived terms

    * umbonal * umbonic

    See also

    * boss ----

    subumbonate

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (mycology) Having a slight umbo.