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

  • n. Botany A closed spherical ascocarp.

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  • n. A closed ascocarp, in some fungi, from which spores are released following deacy or disintegration

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the closed spore-bearing structure of some fungi (especially Aspergillaceae and Eurysiphaceae) from which spores are released only by decay or disintegration; -- called also cleistocarp.

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

  • n. closed spore-bearing structure of some fungi (especially Aspergillaceae and Erysiphaceae) from which spores are released only by decay or disintegration

Etymologies

New Latin : Greek kleistos, closed (from kleiein, to close) + Greek thēkion, small case, diminutive of thēkē, receptacle; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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