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 (ē′sē-əm, ē′shē-)
n. pl. ae·ci·a (-sē-ə, -shē-ə)
A cuplike structure of some rust fungi that contains chains of aeciospores.

[New Latin, from Greek aikiā, injury, from aikēs, unseemly, injurious : a-, not; see a-1 + eikenai, to seem, be seemly.]

ae′ci·al (ē′sē-əl, -shē-) adj.


(ˈiːsɪəl) or


relating to or resembling an aecium
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Adj.1.aecial - of or belonging to an aeciumaecial - of or belonging to an aecium  
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