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