meaning of ascocarp

ascocarp meaning in General Dictionary

In ascomycetous fungi the spherical discoid or cup-shaped body within which the asci are collected and which constitutes the mature fructification different kinds are known in mycology under distinct brands known as additionally spore fruit

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  • mature fruiting human body of an ascomycetous fungi

Sentence Examples with the word ascocarp

They are characterized by an ascocarp without any opening to the exterior, the ascospores being set free by the decay or rupture of the ascocarp wall; such a fruit-body is termed a cleistothecium (cleistocarp).

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