[ ee-they-lee-uhm ]
/ iˈθeɪ li əm /
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noun, plural ae·tha·li·a [ee-they-lee-uh]. /iˈθeɪ li ə/. Mycology.
a large, plump, pillow-shaped fruiting body of certain myxomycetes, formed by the aggregation of plasmodia into a single functional mass.
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Origin of aethalium
<New Latin, originally a genus of Myxomycetes containing such a body <Greek aíthal(os) or aithál(ē) thick smoke, soot (akin to aíthein to kindle, burn) + New Latin -ium-ium; so named from the smokelike spores
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Aethalium small; lime abundant in the capillitium, the nodules numerous and large, angular and irregular.
Aethalium from a few millimeters to several centimeters in extent.
Aethalium 3–6 or sometimes many centimeters in extent and 1–2 cm.