< /ˈi si ə, ˈi ʃi ə/. Mycology.
- the fruiting body of rust fungi, which bears chainlike or stalked spores.
noun plural -cia (-sɪə) or -cidia (-ˈsɪdɪə)
- a globular or cup-shaped structure in some rust fungi in which aeciospores are produced
Plural aecia (ē′sē-ə, ē′shē-ə)
- A cuplike structure of some rust fungi that contains chains of aeciospores. Aecia usually form on the bottom surface of leaves.