noun ae·ci·um \ˈē-shē-əm, ˈē-sē-\

Definition of aecium



\-shē-ə, -sē-\
  1. :  the fruiting body of a rust fungus in which the first binucleate spores are usually produced


play \-sh(ē-)əl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology 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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