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[puh-dee-shee-uh m, -shuh m]
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noun, plural po·de·ti·a [puh-dee-shee-uh, -shuh] /pəˈdi ʃi ə, -ʃə/. Botany, Mycology.
  1. (in certain lichens) a stalk bearing an apothecium.
  2. any stalklike elevation.
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Origin of podetium

1855–60; < New Latin, equivalent to Greek pod- pod- + New Latin -etium (apparently arbitrarily < Greek -et- or -ēt- + Latin -ium)
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