cecidium

noun

ce·​cid·​i·​um
sə̇ˈsidēəm,
sēˈ-
plural cecidia
-ēə
: gall
especially : one caused by insects or mites
used especially in combinations
acarocecidium zoocecidium

Word History

Etymology

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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“Cecidium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cecidium. Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

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