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nemathecium

[ nem-uh-thee-shee-uhm, -see-uhm ]
/ ˌnɛm əˈθi ʃi əm, -si əm /
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noun, plural nem·a·the·ci·a [nem-uh-thee-shee-uh, -see-uh]. /ˌnɛm əˈθi ʃi ə, -si ə/.

a wartlike protuberance on the thallus of certain red algae, containing tetraspores, antheridia, or cystocarps.

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Origin of nemathecium

1820–30; <New Latin, irregular <Greek nêma thread + thēkíonthecium

OTHER WORDS FROM nemathecium

nem·a·the·cial [nem-uh-thee-shuhl, -shee-uhl, -see-], /ˌnɛm əˈθi ʃəl, -ʃi əl, -si-/, adjective
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