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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Indusium  \In*du"si*um\,  n.;  pl  {Indusia}  (-[.a]).  [L.,  an  under 
  garment,  fr  induere  to  put  on:  cf  F.  indusie  the  covering 
  of  the  seed  spots  of  ferns.]  (Bot.) 
  a  A  collection  of  hairs  united  so  as  to  form  a  sort  of  cup, 
  and  inclosing  the  stigma  of  a  flower. 
  b  The  immediate  covering  of  the  fruit  dots  or  sori  in  many 
  ferns,  usually  a  very  thin  scale  attached  by  the  middle 
  or  side  to  a  veinlet. 
  c  A  peculiar  covering  found  in  certain  fungi. 




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