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n. pl. as·cid·i·a (ə-sĭd′ē-ə) Botany
A pitcher-shaped or bottle-shaped part or organ, such as the hollow tubular leaf of a pitcher plant.

[New Latin, from Greek askidion, diminutive of askos, wineskin.]

as·cid′i·ate′ adj.
as·cid′i·form′ (-ə-fôrm′) adj.
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n, pl -cidia (-ˈsɪdɪə)
(Botany) part of a plant that is shaped like a pitcher, such as the modified leaf of the pitcher plant
[C18: from New Latin, from Greek askidion a little bag, from askos bag]
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