AEcidia
AEcidium [AE]*cid"i*um, n.; pl. {[AE]cidia}. [NL., dim. of Gr. ? injury.] (Bot.) A form of fruit in the cycle of development of the Rusts or Brands, an order of fungi, formerly considered independent plants. [1913 Webster]

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  • aecidium — /ee sid ee euhm/, n., pl. aecidia /ee sid ee euh/. Mycol. an aecium in which the spores are always formed in chains and enclosed in a cup shaped peridium. [1865 70; < NL; see AECIUM, IDIUM] * * * …   Universalium

  • aecidium — /iˈsɪdiəm/ (say ee sideeuhm) noun (plural aecidia /iˈsɪdiə/ (say ee sideeuh)) an aecium in which the spores are always formed in chains and enclosed in a cup shaped peridium. {New Latin, diminutive of Greek aikia injury} …   Australian English dictionary

  • aecidium — [ē sid′ē əm] n. pl. aecidia [ēsid′ē ə] [ModL, dim. < Gr aikia, harm, injury] an aecium aecidial adj …   English World dictionary

  • aecidium — ēˈsidēəm noun Etymology: New Latin, from Greek aikia + New Latin idium 1. plural aecidia : aecium; especially : a cup shaped or spheroidal aecium with a peridial layer …   Useful english dictionary

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