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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Ascidium \As*cid"i*um\ ([a^]s*s[i^]d"[i^]*[u^]m), n.; pl.
Ascidia (-[.a]). [NL., fr. ascus. See Ascus.]
1. (Bot.) 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
2. pl. (Zool.) 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.
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