noun (plural uredinia) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin uredin-, uredo burning, blight, from urere to burn — more at ember Date: 1905 a usually reddish or black mass of hyphae and spores of a rust fungus forming pustules that rupture the host's cuticle • uredinial adjective

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  • uredinium — [yoo rē′dē əmyoor΄ə din′ē əm] n. pl. uredinia [yoor΄ə din′ēə] [ModL < L uredo (gen. uredinis), blight: see UREDO & IUM] Bot. a pustule, often found on the epidermis of grasses, formed by a rust fungus and consisting of uredospores: also… …   English World dictionary

  • uredinium — uredinial, adj. /yoor i din ee euhm/, n., pl. uredinia / din ee euh/. Mycol. the fruiting body of the rust fungi that bears urediospores. Also, uredium. Also called uredosorus. [1905 10; < NL < uredin (s. of L uredo; see UREDO) + ium IUM] * * * …   Universalium

  • uredinium — noun The reddish pustule that occurs on the leaves of a plant infected with rust fungus …   Wiktionary

  • uredinium — ure·din·i·um …   English syllables

  • uredinium — u•re•din•i•um [[t]ˌyʊər ɪˈdɪn i əm[/t]] n. pl. din•i•a [[t] ˈdɪn i ə[/t]] fng the fruiting body of the rust fungi that bears urediospores • Etymology: 1905–10; < NL, = L ūrēdin , s. of ūrēdō blight (see uredo) u re•din′i•al, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • uredinium — …   Useful english dictionary

  • uredospore — [yo͞o rē′dē ō spôr΄yoo rē′də spôr΄] n. 〚L uredo (see UREDO) + SPORE〛 Bot. a thin walled, red, summer spore of a rust fungus, produced usually on the leaves or stems of grasses and capable of reinfecting other grasses of the same species: a …   Universalium

  • uredinial — |yu̇rə|dinēəl adjective Etymology: New Latin uredinium + English al : of, relating to, or being a uredinium * * * uredinˈial adjective (US) • • • Main Entry: ↑uredo …   Useful english dictionary

  • uredinoid — yəˈredənˌȯid, rēd adjective Etymology: New Latin Uredin , Uredo + English oid 1. : resembling or related to the Uredinales 2. [New Latin uredinium + English oid] : similar to or having the form or function of a uredinium …   Useful english dictionary

  • uredospore — or urediniospore; also urediospore noun Etymology: New Latin uredium uredinium (from Latin uredo) + English o + spore Date: 1875 one of the thin walled spores that are produced by uredinial hyphae and spread the fungus vegetatively …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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