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ascidium

[uh-sid-ee-uh m] /əˈsɪd i əm/
noun, plural ascidia
[uh-sid-ee-uh] /əˈsɪd i ə/ (Show IPA).
Botany, Mycology
1.
a baglike or pitcherlike part.
Origin
1760-1770
1760-70; < New Latin < Greek askídion a small bag, equivalent to ask(ós) bag + -idion -idium
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ascidium

/əˈsɪdɪəm/
noun (pl) -cidia (-ˈsɪdɪə)
1.
part of a plant that is shaped like a pitcher, such as the modified leaf of the pitcher plant
Word Origin
C18: from New Latin, from Greek askidion a little bag, from askos bag
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