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isidium

[ahy-sid-ee-uh m] /aɪˈsɪd i əm/
noun, plural isidia
[ahy-sid-ee-uh] /aɪˈsɪd i ə/ (Show IPA).
Botany
1.
a coralloid outgrowth from the thallus in certain lichens.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; < Neo-Latin, derivative of Isid- (stem of Isis) Isis (from the hornlike appearance of the growth); see -ium
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  • For reproduction, lichen possess isidia, soredia, and undergo simple fragmentation.

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