apothecium

noun apo·the·ci·um \ ˌa-pə-ˈthē-shē-əm , -sē- \

Definition of apothecium

plural apothecia play \-shē-ə, -sē-\
: 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

apothecial

play \-sh(ē-)əl, -sē-əl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of apothecium

New Latin, from Latin apotheca


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