Definition of podetium in English:

podetium

noun

Botany
  • In some lichens (especially of the genus Cladonia): a lichenized stalk-like portion of a fruticose apothecium, bearing spore-producing tissue at its tip.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in James Edward Smith (1759–1828), botanist. From scientific Latin podetium, apparently from ancient Greek ποδ-, πούς foot with arbitrary extended ending.

Pronunciation

podetium

/pəʊˈdiːʃ(ɪ)əm/