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- n. An ascocarp.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. an ascocarp having the spore-bearing layer of cells (the hymenium) on a broad disklike receptacle.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The sporocarp of discomycetous fungi and truffles.
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- n. an ascocarp having the spore-bearing layer of cells (the hymenium) on a broad disklike receptacle
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In truffles, these asci are contained in ascoma, the little bumps that give truffles their characteristic warty appearance.