Definitions for "PARTIAL VEIL"
Keywords:  gills, stipe, mushroom, spore, cap
A sheet of tissue under a mushroom cap. It stretches from the cap margin to the stem, and protects the sporebearing tissues until the spores are mature.
The covering of the gills while very young that breaks open, often leaving remnants on the stem (stipe)
membrane of the young sporophore of various mushrooms extending from the margin of the cap to the stem and is ruptured by growth; represented in mature mushroom by an annulus around the stem and sometimes a cortina on the margin of the cap