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Meaning of INDUSIUM

Pronunciation:  in'doozeeum

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a membrane enclosing and protecting the developing spores especially that covering the sori of a fern

INDUSIUM is a 8 letter word that starts with I.


 See Also: cover, covering, natural covering, sorus



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\In*du"si*um\, n.; pl. {Indusia} (-[.a]). [L., an under
garment, fr. induere to put on: cf. F. indusie the covering
of the seed spots of ferns.] (Bot.)
(a) A collection of hairs united so as to form a sort of cup,
    and inclosing the stigma of a flower.
(b) The immediate covering of the fruit dots or sori in many
    ferns, usually a very thin scale attached by the middle
    or side to a veinlet.
(c) A peculiar covering found in certain fungi.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Tissue covering the sorus of a fern.