nemathecium

noun
nem·​a·​the·​ci·​um | \ ˌneməˈthēs(h)ēəm \
plural nemathecia\ -​)ēə \

Definition of nemathecium

: a wartlike prominence on the thallus of a red alga containing tetraspores, antheridia, or cystocarps

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History and Etymology for nemathecium

New Latin, from nem- + -thecium

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“Nemathecium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nemathecium. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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