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aecium

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noun, ae·ci·um \ˈē-shē-əm, ˈē-sē-\

Definition of aecium

plural -cia \-shē-ə, -sē-\

  1. :  the fruiting body of a rust fungus in which the first binucleate spores are usually produced

aecial play \-sh(ē-)əl\ adjective


Origin of aecium

New Latin, from Greek aikia outrage, assault, from aikēs, aeikēs unseemly, from a- + -eikēs, from eikenai to seem


First Known Use: 1905


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