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nemathecium

[nem-uh-thee-shee-uh m, -see-uh m] /ˌnɛm əˈθi ʃi əm, -si əm/
noun, plural nemathecia
[nem-uh-thee-shee-uh, -see-uh] /ˌnɛm əˈθi ʃi ə, -si ə/ (Show IPA)
1.
a wartlike protuberance on the thallus of certain red algae, containing tetraspores, antheridia, or cystocarps.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; < Neo-Latin, irregular < Greek nêma thread + thēkíon thecium
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nemathecial
[nem-uh-thee-shuh l, -shee-uh l, -see-] /ˌnɛm əˈθi ʃəl, -ʃi əl, -si-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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