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 aikia, injury, from aik&emacron;s, 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”)