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[uh-sid-ee-uh m] /əˈsɪd i əm/
noun, plural ascidia
[uh-sid-ee-uh] /əˈsɪd i ə/ (Show IPA).
Botany, Mycology
a baglike or pitcherlike part.
Origin of ascidium
1760-70; < New Latin < Greek askídion a small bag, equivalent to ask(ós) bag + -idion -idium Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It is not in all cases easy to trace the origin and true nature of the ascidium, as the venation is sometimes obscure.

    Vegetable Teratology Maxwell T. Masters
British Dictionary definitions for ascidium


noun (pl) -cidia (-ˈsɪdɪə)
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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