[ uh-sid-ee-uhm ]

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

Origin of ascidium

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

Words Nearby ascidium Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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


/ (əˈsɪdɪəm) /

nounplural -cidia (-ˈsɪdɪə)
  1. part of a plant that is shaped like a pitcher, such as the modified leaf of the pitcher plant

Origin of ascidium

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

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