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podetium

[puh-dee-shee-uh m, -shuh m] /pəˈdi ʃi əm, -ʃəm/
noun, plural podetia
[puh-dee-shee-uh, -shuh] /pəˈdi ʃi ə, -ʃə/ (Show IPA).
Botany, Mycology
1.
(in certain lichens) a stalk bearing an apothecium.
2.
any stalklike elevation.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; < New Latin, equivalent to Greek pod- pod- + New Latin -etium (apparently arbitrarily < Greek -et- or -ēt- + Latin -ium)
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