aethalium

noun
ae·​tha·​lium | \ ē-ˈthā-lē-əm, -ˈthāl-yəm \
plural aethalia\ ē-​ˈthā-​lē-​ə , -​ˈthāl-​yə \

Definition of aethalium

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a sessile flat encrusted fruiting body in several genera of the slime molds (class Myxomycetes) formed by the fusion of many plasmodia

Aethalium

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

Definition of Aethalium (Entry 2 of 2)

taxonomic synonym of fuligo

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First Known Use of aethalium

Noun

1871, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aethalium

Noun

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

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The first known use of aethalium was in 1871

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“Aethalium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aethalium. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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