podetia

podetium

[puh-dee-shee-uhm, -shuhm]
noun, plural podetia [puh-dee-shee-uh, -shuh] . Botany, Mycology.
1.
(in certain lichens) a stalk bearing an apothecium.
2.
any stalklike elevation.

Origin:
1855–60; < Neo-Latin, equivalent to Greek pod- pod- + Neo-Latin -etium (apparently arbitrarily < Greek -et- or -ēt- + Latin -ium)

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podetium

noun
an organ or body resembling a stalk; especially the outgrowth of the thallus of certain lichens on which the ascocarp is borne 
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