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noun ae·ci·um \ˈē-shē-əm, ˈē-sē-\
plural -cia \-shē-ə, -sē-\

Definition of AECIUM

:  the fruiting body of a rust fungus in which the first binucleate spores are usually produced
ae·cial \-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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