cae·​o·​ma | \ sēˈōmə, kī- \

Definition of caeoma

1 capitalized : a form genus of rust fungi that produce an aecium having no peridium
2 plural -s : an aecium without a peridium

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First Known Use of caeoma

1832, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for caeoma

New Latin, irregular from Greek kaiein to burn; from its fiery red color

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“Caeoma.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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