asco-

asco-

a combining form meaning “sac,” used in the formation of compound words: ascomycete.
Also, especially before a vowel, asc-.


Origin:
< Greek asko-, combining form of askós wineskin, bladder, belly

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asco-
 
combining form
indicating a bladder or ascus: ascomycete
 
[from Greek askos bladder]

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