noun, plural ap·o·the·ci·a [ap-uh-thee-shee-uh, -see-uh] /ˌæp əˈθi ʃi ə, -si ə/. Botany, Mycology.
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Origin of apothecium
OTHER WORDS FROM apotheciumap·o·the·cial [ap-uh-thee-shuh l] /ˌæp əˈθi ʃəl/, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for apothecium
In the Helvellaceae there is no apothecium but a large irregular fruit body which at maturity bears the asci on its surface.
Nylander called the apothecium pale within, but forms with red-brown hypothecia are admitted by later writers.Ohio Biological Survey, Bull. 10, Vol. 11, No. 6|Bruce Fink and Leafy J. Corrington
Piece of thallus of Parmelia conspersa, with section through an apothecium.
The cup, or shield-shaped spot, or knob, which bears the fructification is named the Apothecium.
Cyclocarpineae, Apothecium usually circular, no capillitium.