Meaning of nemathecium in English:

nemathecium

Pronunciation /ˌnɛməˈθiːsɪəm/ /ˌnɛməˈθiːʃəm/

noun

Botany
  • In many red algae: a fructification, often protuberant and wart-like, containing tetraspore-producing filaments.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From post-classical Latin nemathecium from ancient Greek νῆμα thread + post-classical Latin -thecium.