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[ee-see-uh m, ee-shee-] /ˈi si əm, ˈi ʃi-/
noun, plural aecia
[ee-see-uh, ee-shee-uh] /ˈi si ə, ˈi ʃi ə/ (Show IPA).
the fruiting body of rust fungi, which bears chainlike or stalked spores.
Origin of aecium
< New Latin < Greek aikíā assault, injury; see -ium
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aecial, adjective Unabridged
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noun (pl) -cia (-sɪə), -cidia (-ˈsɪdɪə)
a globular or cup-shaped structure in some rust fungi in which aeciospores are produced
Word Origin
C19: New Latin, from Greek aikia injury (so called because of the damage the fungi cause)
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aecium in Science
  (ē'sē-əm, ē'shē-əm)   
Plural aecia (ē'sē-ə, ē'shē-ə)
A cuplike structure of some rust fungi that contains chains of aeciospores. Aecia usually form on the bottom surface of leaves.
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