Indusium



[in-doo-zee-uh m, -zhee-uh m, -dyoo-] /ɪnˈdu zi əm, -ʒi əm, -ˈdyu-/

noun, plural indusia
[in-doo-zee-uh, -zhee-uh, -dyoo-] /ɪnˈdu zi ə, -ʒi ə, -ˈdyu-/ (Show IPA)
1.
Botany, Mycology. any of several structures having a netlike or skirtlike shape, as the membranous overgrowth covering the sori in ferns.
2.
Anatomy, Zoology.

/ɪnˈdjuːzɪəm/
noun (pl) -sia (-zɪə)
1.
a membranous outgrowth on the undersurface of fern leaves that covers and protects the developing sporangia
2.
an enveloping membrane, such as the amnion
indusium
(ĭn-d’zē-əm, -zhē-)
Plural indusia

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