[uh-sid-ee-uh m]

noun, plural as·cid·i·a [uh-sid-ee-uh] /əˈsɪd i ə/. Botany, Mycology.

a baglike or pitcherlike part.

Origin of ascidium

1760–70; < New Latin < Greek askídion a small bag, equivalent to ask(ós) bag + -idion -idium Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for ascidium

Historical Examples of ascidium

  • It is not in all cases easy to trace the origin and true nature of the ascidium, as the venation is sometimes obscure.

    Vegetable Teratology

    Maxwell T. Masters

British Dictionary definitions for ascidium


noun plural -cidia (-ˈsɪdɪə)

part of a plant that is shaped like a pitcher, such as the modified leaf of the pitcher plant

Word Origin for ascidium

C18: from New Latin, from Greek askidion a little bag, from askos bag
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