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ascidium

[ uh-sid-ee-uhm ]
/ əˈsɪd i əm /
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noun, plural as·cid·i·a [uh-sid-ee-uh]. /əˈsɪd i ə/. Botany, Mycology.
a baglike or pitcherlike part.
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Origin of ascidium

1760–70; <New Latin <Greek askídion a small bag, equivalent to ask(ós) bag + -idion-idium
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How to use ascidium in a sentence

  • 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

ascidium
/ (əˈsɪdɪəm) /

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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