caeoma

caeoma

[see-oh-muh]
noun
(in fungi) an aecium in which the spores are formed in chains and not enclosed in a peridium.

Origin:
< Greek kaí(ein) to burn + -oma; so named because of its rust color

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caeoma (siːˈəʊmə)
 
n
an aecium in some rust fungi that has no surrounding membrane
 
[New Latin, from Greek kaiein to burn; referring to its glowing colour]

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