Ascocarpous

ascocarp

[as-kuh-kahrp]
noun Mycology.
(in ascomycetous fungi) the fruiting body bearing the asci, as an apothecium or perithecium.

Origin:
1885–90; asco- + -carp

ascocarpous, adjective
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ascocarp (ˈæskəˌkɑːp)
 
n
apothecium See perithecium (in some ascomycetous fungi) a globular structure containing the asci

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ascocarp   (ās'kə-kärp')  Pronunciation Key 
An ascus-bearing structure found in the fungi known as ascomycetes. Ascocarps are composed of interwoven hyphae, and in many species they are visible, forming the most prominent part of the fungus. Ascocarps may be cup-shaped, spherical, or flask-shaped.
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