Aecidium meaning

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(botany) The cupulate fruiting body borne upon the mycelium of certain fungi commonly parasitic upon specimina of the Compositae, Lamiaceae, Leguminosae, and Ranunculaceae families.
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(mycology) A member of the form genus Aecidium.
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(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.
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(botany) The family of diseases marked by this stage of fungus development on a plant.
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Origin of aecidium

  • From New Latin aecidium, the diminutive form of Ancient Greek αἰκία (aikia, “injury”).

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  • New Latin, from Ancient Greek αἰκία (aikia, “injury”) +‎ -idium (“diminutive”)

    From Wiktionary