[nem-uh-thee-shee-uhm, -see-uhm]
noun, plural nemathecia [nem-uh-thee-shee-uh, -see-uh] .
a wartlike protuberance on the thallus of certain red algae, containing tetraspores, antheridia, or cystocarps.

1820–30; < Neo-Latin, irregular < Greek nêma thread + thēkíon thecium

nemathecial [nem-uh-thee-shuhl, -shee-uhl, -see-] , adjective Unabridged
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