[puh-dee-shee-uh m, -shuh m]
- (in certain lichens) a stalk bearing an apothecium.
- any stalklike elevation.
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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