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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An order of ascomycetous fungi of parasitic or saprophytic habit, with the tissues usually hard and somewhat coriaceous.

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  • n. class of fungi in which the fruiting body is a perithecium; includes powdery mildews and ergot and Neurospora

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