[ suh-ree-dee-uhm ]
/ səˈri di əm /
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noun, plural so·re·di·a [suh-ree-dee-uh]. /səˈri di ə/. (in a lichen)
a group of algal cells surrounded by hyphal tissue, occurring on the surface of the thallus and functioning in vegetative reproduction.
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Origin of soredium
1820–30; <New Latin, diminutive of Greek sōrós a heap
OTHER WORDS FROM sorediumso·re·di·ate [suh-ree-dee-it, -eyt], /səˈri di ɪt, -ˌeɪt/, adjective
Words nearby soredium
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British Dictionary definitions for soredium
/ (sɔːˈriːdɪəm) /
an organ of vegetative reproduction in lichens consisting of a cluster of algal cells enclosed in fungal hyphae: dispersed by wind, insects, or other means
Word Origin for soredium
C19: New Latin, from Greek sōros a heap
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