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cyathium

[sahy-ath-ee-uh m] /saɪˈæθ i əm/
noun, plural cyathia
[sahy-ath-ee-uh] /saɪˈæθ i ə/ (Show IPA).
Botany
1.
an inflorescence consisting of a cup-shaped involucre enclosing an apetalous, pistillate flower surrounded by several staminate flowers.
Origin
< Neo-Latin < Greek kyáthion, diminutive of kýathos ladle
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