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
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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
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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