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caeoma

[see-oh-muh]
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noun
  1. (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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caeoma

noun
  1. an aecium in some rust fungi that has no surrounding membrane
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Word Origin

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