Aecidium Definition

ēsidēəm
aecidia
noun
An aecium.
Webster's New World

(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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pronoun
(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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Other Word Forms of Aecidium

Noun

Singular:
aecidium
Plural:
aecidia, aecidiums

Origin of Aecidium

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

    From Wiktionary

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

    From Wiktionary

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