[ uh-sid-ee-uh m ]
/ əˈsɪd i əm /
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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Example sentences from the Web for 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
/ (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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