archicarp

archicarp

[ahr-ki-kahrp]
noun Botany.
the female sex organ in various ascomycete fungi.

Origin:
1885–90; archi- + -carp

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archicarp (ˈɑːkɪˌkɑːp)
 
n
a female reproductive structure in ascomycetous fungi that consists of a cell or hypha and develops into the ascogonium

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