cecidium

noun ce·cid·i·um \ sə̇ˈsidēəm , sēˈ- \

Definition of cecidium

plural cecidia \-ēə\
: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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