[ 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
Words nearby cyathium
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Example sentences from the Web for cyathium
The partial inflorescence (cyathium) of Euphorbia (fig. 1) resembles superficially a hermaphrodite flower.
A partial inflorescence, cyathium, bearing the petaloid glands.