apothecium

noun
apo·​the·​ci·​um | \ˌa-pə-ˈthē-shē-əm, -sē-\
plural apothecia\-​shē-​ə, -​sē-​ \

Definition of apothecium 

: a spore-bearing structure in many lichens and fungi consisting of a discoid or cupped body bearing asci on the exposed flat or concave surface

Other Words from apothecium

apothecial \-​sh(ē-​)əl, -​sē-​əl \ adjective

First Known Use of apothecium

1805, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for apothecium

New Latin, from Latin apotheca

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