uredinium

noun
ure·​din·​i·​um | \ ˌyu̇r-ə-ˈdi-nē-əm How to pronounce uredinium (audio) \
plural uredinia\ ˌyu̇r-​ə-​ˈdi-​nē-​ə How to pronounce uredinia (audio) \

Definition of uredinium

: a usually reddish or black mass of hyphae and spores of a rust fungus forming pustules that rupture the host's cuticle

Other Words from uredinium

uredinial \ ˌyu̇r-​ə-​ˈdi-​nē-​əl How to pronounce uredinial (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of uredinium

1905, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for uredinium

New Latin, from Latin uredin-, uredo burning, blight, from urere to burn — more at ember

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“Uredinium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uredinium. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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