apothecium

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apothecium   (āp'ə-thē'sē-əm, -shē-)  Pronunciation Key 
Plural apothecia (āp'ə-thē'sē-ə, -shē-)
A disk-shaped or cup-shaped ascocarp of some lichens and the fungi Ascomycetes.
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