from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A spore formed within an ascus.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In botany, one of a cluster of spores borne within an ascus.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) One of the spores contained in the asci of lichens and fungi. [See Illust. of ascus.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun biology A sexually produced spore from the ascus of an Ascomycetes fungus

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun sexually produced fungal spore formed within an ascus


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