cyathium

[ sahy-ath-ee-uhm ]
/ saɪˈæθ i əm /

noun, plural cy·ath·i·a [sahy-ath-ee-uh]. /saɪˈæθ i ə/. Botany.

an inflorescence consisting of a cup-shaped involucre enclosing an apetalous, pistillate flower surrounded by several staminate flowers.

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Origin of cyathium

<New Latin <Greek kyáthion, diminutive of kýathos ladle
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