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abjection Tweet Definition of abjection Like Definition of abjection on Facebook
noun
  1. The act of bringing down or humbling.
"The of the king and his realm."
  1. (uncommon) The state of being rejected or cast out.
"An from the beatific regions where God, and his angels and saints, dwell forever."
  1. A low or downcast condition; meanness of spirit; abasement; degradation.
aecidium Tweet Definition of aecidium Like Definition of aecidium on Facebook
noun
  1. (botany) A cuplike structure of some rust fungi that contains chains of aeciospores.
aecium Tweet Definition of aecium Like Definition of aecium on Facebook
noun
  1. (botany) A cuplike structure of some rust fungi that contains chains of aeciospores.
agaric Tweet Definition of agaric Like Definition of agaric on Facebook
noun
  1. Any of various fungi of the genera Agaricus, Fomes, or related genera, having umbrella-like caps with numerous gills beneath.
  2. The dried mushroom used in medicine.
annulus Tweet Definition of annulus Like Definition of annulus on Facebook
noun
  1. A ring- or donut-shaped area or structure.
  2. In mathematics, the region between two concentric circles of different radius.
  3. In astronomy, the ring of the sun not covered by the moon in an annular eclipse, annular solar eclipse.
appressorium Tweet Definition of appressorium Like Definition of appressorium on Facebook
noun (appressori, a)
  1. a bulbous formation produced by fungi as a site of nutrient uptake from their hosts
ascus Tweet Definition of ascus Like Definition of ascus on Facebook
noun (asc, i)
  1. A sac-shaped cell present in ascomycete fungi; it is a reproductive cell in which meiosis and an additional cell division produce eight spores.

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