Definition of Ascidium

1. n. A pitcher-shaped, or flask-shaped, organ or appendage of a plant, as the leaves of the pitcher plant, or the little bladderlike traps of the bladderwort (Utricularia).



Definition of Ascidium

1. Noun. (botany) A pitcher-shaped or flask-shaped organ or appendage of a plant. ¹

2. Noun. (zoology) One of a genus of simple ascidians, which formerly included most of the known species; sometimes used as a name for the Ascidioidea, or for all the Tunicata. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ascidium

1. a flask-shaped plant appendage [n -DIA]

Medical Definition of Ascidium

1. Origin: NL, fr. Ascus. See Ascus. 1. A pitcher-shaped, or flask-shaped, organ or appendage of a plant, as the leaves of the pitcher plant, or the little bladderlike traps of the bladderwort (Utricularia). 2. A genus of simple ascidians, which formerly included most of the known species. It is sometimes used as a name for the Ascidioidea, or for all the Tunicata. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ascidium

aschematic
asci
ascian
ascians
ascidia
ascidian
ascidian tadpole
ascidians
ascidiaria
ascidiarium
ascidiate
ascidiform
ascidioidea
ascidiozooid
ascidiozooids
ascidium (current term)
ascience
ascient
ascigerous
asciibetically
ascites
ascites adiposus
ascites in neonates
ascitic
ascitic agar
ascitic fluid
ascitic tumour
ascititious
ascitogenous
asclepiad

Literary usage of Ascidium

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1. A Manual of the Mollusca: Or, A Rudimentary Treatise of Recent and Fossil Shells by Samuel Peckworth Woodward (1851)
"... recognising their resemblence to the bivalves, called animal of the latter " a tethys." Afterwards he adopted Easter's name ascidium,: used Tethys for a ..."

2. Botanical Gazette by University of Chicago, JSTOR (Organization) (1903)
"Furthermore, the outer surface (the dorsal surface of the leaf)of the ascidium is provided with a hypodermis, which is interrupted here and there by ..."

3. A Synopsis of the North American Lichens by Edward Tuckerman (1882)
"N. Gran. p. 50, note. On bark, Texas, Hall. An ascidium, like the last species; from which it more especially differs in the spores. ..."

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