aecidium

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From New Latin aecidium, the diminutive form of Ancient Greek αἰκία (aikia, injury).[1]

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aecidium (plural aecidia or aecidiums)

  1. (botany) The cupulate fruiting body borne upon the mycelium of certain fungi commonly parasitic upon specimina of the Compositae, Lamiaceae, Leguminosae, and Ranunculaceae families
  2. (mycology) A member of the form genus Aecidium.

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  1. ^ ‖æcidium” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary, second edition, 1989