aethalium

noun ae·tha·lium \ē-ˈthā-lē-əm, -ˈthāl-yəm\

Definition of aethalium

plural

aethalia

\ē-ˈthā-lē-ə, -ˈthāl-yə\
  1. :  a sessile flat encrusted fruiting body in several genera of the slime molds (class Myxomycetes) formed by the fusion of many plasmodia

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Origin and Etymology of aethalium

New Latin, from Greek aithalos thick smoke, soot (from aithein to burn) + New Latin -ium — more at edify


First Known Use: 1871


Aethalium

Ae·tha·lium \ē-ˈthā-lē-əm, -ˈthāl-yəm\

Definition of Aethalium

  1. taxonomic synonym of fuligo

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Origin and Etymology of aethalium

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