noun ce·cid·i·um \sə̇ˈsidēəm, sēˈ-\

Definition of cecidium



  1. :  gall; especially :  one caused by insects or mites —used especially in combinations acarocecidium zoocecidium

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Origin and Etymology of cecidium

New Latin, from Greek kēkidion, diminutive of kēkid-, kēkis anything gushing out, dye, oak gall; akin to Old English hengest stallion, Old High German hengist, Old Norse hestr, Welsh caseg mare, Lithuanian šokti to leap, dance

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