from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A closed spherical ascocarp.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun the closed spore-bearing structure of some fungi (especially
Aspergillaceaeand Eurysiphaceae) from which spores are released only by decay or disintegration; -- called also cleistocarp.
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- noun biology A closed
ascocarp, in some fungi, from which sporesare released following deacy or disintegration
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- noun closed spore-bearing structure of some fungi (especially Aspergillaceae and Erysiphaceae) from which spores are released only by decay or disintegration
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[New Latin : Greek kleistos, closed (from kleiein, to close) + Greek thēkion, small case, diminutive of thēkē, receptacle; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.]
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