aecia

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aecium   (ē'sē-əm, ē'shē-əm)  Pronunciation Key 
Plural aecia (ē'sē-ə, ē'shē-ə)
A cuplike structure of some rust fungi that contains chains of aeciospores. Aecia usually form on the bottom surface of leaves.
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