Origin of aecidiumModL, diminutive from Classical Greek aikia, harm, injury
(plural aecidia or aecidiums)
From New Latin aecidium, the diminutive form of Ancient Greek αἰκία (aikia, “injury”).
- (mycology) A form-genus name applied to a stage of development of a fungus whose aecia have developed but whose species has not been identified.
- (botany) The family of diseases marked by this stage of fungus development on a plant.
New Latin, from Ancient Greek αἰκία (aikia, “injury”) + -idium (“diminutive”)