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.
Origin of cyathium
< New Latin < Greek kyáthion, diminutive of kýathos ladle
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The partial inflorescence (cyathium) of Euphorbia (fig. 1) resembles superficially a hermaphrodite flower.
A partial inflorescence, cyathium, bearing the petaloid glands.