Ascidium
Ascidium As*cid"i*um ([a^]s*s[i^]d"[i^]*[u^]m), n.; pl. {Ascidia} (-[.a]). [NL., fr. ascus. See {Ascus}.] 1. (Bot.) A pitcher-shaped, or flask-shaped, organ or appendage of a plant, as the leaves of the pitcher plant, or the little bladderlike traps of the bladderwort (Utricularia). [1913 Webster]

2. pl. (Zo["o]l.) A genus of simple ascidians, which formerly included most of the known species. It is sometimes used as a name for the Ascidioidea, or for all the Tunicata. [1913 Webster]


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  • Ascidĭum — (lat., Blattschlauch), eine z. B. dem Kannenstrauch (Nepenthes) eigentümliche Blattform, die bei den Insektenfressenden Pflanzen (s. d.) besondere biologische Bedeutung gewinnt …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • ascidium — [ə sid′ēəm] n. pl. ascidia [ə sid′ēə] [ModL < Gr askidion, dim. of askos: see ASCO ] Bot. a pitcherlike leaf or structure, as of the pitcher plant or bladderwort …   English World dictionary

  • ascidium — /euh sid ee euhm/, n., pl. ascidia / sid ee euh/. Bot., Mycol. a baglike or pitcherlike part. [1760 70; < NL < Gk askídion a small bag, equiv. to ask(ós) bag + idion IDIUM] * * * …   Universalium

  • ascidium — as·cid·i·um …   English syllables

  • ascidium — /əˈsɪdiəm/ (say uh sideeuhm) noun (plural ascidia /əˈsɪdiə/ (say uh sideeuh)) Botany a bag like or pitcher shaped part. {New Latin, from Greek askidion, diminutive of askos bag} …   Australian English dictionary

  • ascidium — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ascidia — Ascidium As*cid i*um ([a^]s*s[i^]d [i^]*[u^]m), n.; pl. {Ascidia} ( [.a]). [NL., fr. ascus. See {Ascus}.] 1. (Bot.) A pitcher shaped, or flask shaped, organ or appendage of a plant, as the leaves of the pitcher plant, or the little bladderlike… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ασκιδιοειδή — (ascidium). Γένος μαλακίων. Τα κυριότερα είδη τους είναι το α. το κοινό, που ζει στις ακτές του Ατλαντικού ωκεανού και της Μεσογείου και έχει σώμα που μοιάζει με ασκό, και η α. η κονθία, που διακρίνεται για το μακρύ σωληνοειδές σώμα του …   Dictionary of Greek

  • Ascidioidea — As*cid i*oid e*a, n. pl. [NL., fr. ascidium + oid. See {Ascidium}.] (Zo[ o]l.) A group of Tunicata, often shaped like a two necked bottle. The group includes, social, and compound species. The gill is a netlike structure within the oral aperture …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ascidi- — combining form or ascidio Etymology: New Latin, from Ascidia (II) & ascidium : ascidian ascidiozooid : ascidium …   Useful english dictionary

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