from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A cuplike structure of some rust fungi that contains chains of aeciospores.
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- n. A cuplike fruiting structure of some parasitic fungi (rusts) that contains chains of aeciospores.
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- n. fruiting body of some rust fungi bearing chains of aeciospores
New Latin, from Greek aikiā, injury, from aikēs, unseemly, injurious : a-, not; see a-1 + eikenai, to seem, be seemly.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From New Latin, from Ancient Greek αἰκία (aikia, "injury, insult") (Wiktionary)