Bot. an open cuplike structure containing sacs in which sexual spores are developed, as in lichens and certain fungi
Origin of apotheciumModern Latin ; from Classical Latin apotheca (see apothecary) + -ium
A disk-shaped or cup-shaped ascocarp of some lichens and ascomycetous fungi.
Origin of apotheciumFrom Latin apoth&emacron;ca, storehouse; see apothecary.