mazaedium

noun ma·zae·di·um \ məˈzēdēəm , maˈz- \

Definition of mazaedium

plural mazaedia \-dēə\
: a fruiting body (as of some lichens) consisting of a powdery mass of free ascospores interspersed with sterile elements and enclosed in a peridium

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Origin and Etymology of mazaedium

New Latin, from Greek maza lump, mass, barley cake + Latin aedes temple, house, building + New Latin -ium


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