cyathium

[sahy-ath-ee-uh m]
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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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