aecidium

aecidium

[ee-sid-ee-uhm]
noun, plural aecidia [ee-sid-ee-uh] . Mycology.
an aecium in which the spores are always formed in chains and enclosed in a cup-shaped peridium.

Origin:
1865–70; < Neo-Latin; see aecium, -idium

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aecium or aecidium (ˈiːsɪəm, iːˈsɪdɪəm)
 
n , pl -cia, -cidia
a globular or cup-shaped structure in some rust fungi in which aeciospores are produced
 
[C19: New Latin, from Greek aikia injury (so called because of the damage the fungi cause)]
 
aecidium or aecidium (ˈiːsɪəm, iːˈsɪdɪəm, -sɪə, -ˈsɪdɪə)
 
n
 
[C19: New Latin, from Greek aikia injury (so called because of the damage the fungi cause)]

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