meaning of ASCUS

ASCUS meaning in General Dictionary

a tiny membranous bladder or pipe by which tend to be inclosed the seedlike reproductive particles or sporules of lichens and specific fungi

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  • saclike construction where ascospores tend to be created through sexual reproduction of ascomycetes
  • a little membranous kidney or pipe which tend to be inclosed the seedlike reproductive particles or sporules of lichens and particular fungi.

ASCUS meaning in Medical Dictionary

An acronym for Atypical Squamous Cells of Undetermined importance. This term can be used inside Bethesda System for stating Pap smear results and suggests that some flat (squamous) cells look unusual and may also or may possibly not be pre-malignant or malignant. Of all of the Pap examinations with an ASCUS reading, 90-95per cent tend to be brought on by harmless conditions, chiefly attacks. The residual 5-10percent prove to be precancer or cancer.

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  • An acronym for Atypical Squamous Cells of Undetermined relevance. This term is employed in the Bethesda System for reporting Pap smear results, and suggests that some level (squamous) cells look unusual that can or may possibly not be pre-malignant or cancerous.

ASCUS meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"sac in a few fungi," 1830, Modern Latin, from Greek askos "leather bag, wine skin," which is of unidentified source.


ASCUS meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) A tiny membranous bladder or tube which tend to be inclosed the seedlike reproductive particles or sporules of lichens and particular fungi.


Sentence Examples with the word ASCUS

They are characterized especially by the zygospores, but the asexual organs (sporangia) exhibit interesting series of changes, beginning with the typical sporangium of Mucor containing numerous endospores, passing to cases where, as in Thamnidium, these are accompanied with more numerous small sporangia (sporangioles) containing few spores, and thence to Chaetocladium and Piptocephalis, where the sporangioles form but one spore and fall and germinate as a whole; that is to say, the monosporous sporangium has become a conidium, and Brefeld regarded these and similar series of changes as explaining the relation of ascus to conidium in higher fungi.

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