aecidium

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

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aecidium ‎(plural aecidia or aecidiums)

  1. The cupulate fruiting body borne upon the mycelium of certain fungi commonly parasitic upon specimens 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