< /ˈi si ə, ˈi ʃi ə/. Mycology.

  1. the fruiting body of rust fungi, which bears chainlike or stalked spores.

noun plural -cia (-sɪə) or -cidia (-ˈsɪdɪə)

  1. a globular or cup-shaped structure in some rust fungi in which aeciospores are produced

Plural aecia (ē′sē-ə, ē′shē-ə)

  1. A cuplike structure of some rust fungi that contains chains of aeciospores. Aecia usually form on the bottom surface of leaves.

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