a cuplike spore fruit produced in spring by certain rust fungi
Origin of aeciumModern Latin from Classical Greek aikia, injury
A cuplike structure of some rust fungi that contains chains of aeciospores.
Origin of aeciumNew Latin from Greek aikiā injury from aikēs unseemly, injurious a- not ; see a- 1. eikenai to seem, be seemly
(plural aecia or aeciums)
From New Latin, from Ancient Greek αἰκία (aikia, “injury, insult”)