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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A sexually produced fungal spore formed within an ascus.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A sexually produced spore from the ascus of an Ascomycetes fungus

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of the spores contained in the asci of lichens and fungi. [See Illust. of ascus.]

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • n. sexually produced fungal spore formed within an ascus

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