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caeoma

[ see-oh-muh ]
/ siˈoʊ mə /
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noun
(in fungi) an aecium in which the spores are formed in chains and not enclosed in a peridium.
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Origin of caeoma

<Greek kaí(ein) to burn + -oma; so named because of its rust color
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British Dictionary definitions for caeoma

caeoma
/ (siːˈəʊmə) /

noun
an aecium in some rust fungi that has no surrounding membrane

Word Origin for caeoma

New Latin, from Greek kaiein to burn; referring to its glowing colour
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