podetium

[ puh-dee-shee-uhm, -shuhm ]
/ pəˈdi ʃi əm, -ʃəm /

noun, plural po·de·ti·a [puh-dee-shee-uh, -shuh]. /pəˈdi ʃi ə, -ʃə/. Botany, Mycology.

(in certain lichens) a stalk bearing an apothecium.
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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