[ ee-see-uhm, ee-shee- ]
/ ˈi si əm, ˈi ʃi- /
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noun, plural ae·ci·a [ee-see-uh, ee-shee-uh]. /ˈi si ə, ˈi ʃi ə/. Mycology.
the fruiting body of rust fungi, which bears chainlike or stalked spores.
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Origin of aecium
<New Latin <Greek aikíā assault, injury; see -ium
OTHER WORDS FROM aeciumae·ci·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for aecium
/ (ˈiːsɪəm) /
noun plural -cia (-sɪə) or -cidia (-ˈsɪdɪə)
a globular or cup-shaped structure in some rust fungi in which aeciospores are produced
Word Origin for aecium
C19: New Latin, from Greek aikia injury (so called because of the damage the fungi cause)
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Scientific definitions for aecium
[ 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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