acrasia

\\əˈkrāzh(ē)ə\ noun
Usage: capitalized
Etymology: New Latin, probably from Greek akrasia bad mixture, from akratos unmixed + -ia
: a genus (the type of the family Acrasiaceae) of saprophytic fungi of the order Acrasiales having amoeboid cells produced from spores and aggregated without fusion into a pseudoplasmodium and having a fruiting body, often with a sterile stalklike portion, formed by rounding up and contraction of the pseudoplasmodium

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  • Acrasy — Acrasia A*cra si*a, Acrasy Ac ra*sy . [Gr. akrasia.] Excess; intemperance. [Obs. except in Med.] Farindon. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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