discomycete

discomycete

[dis-koh-mahy-seet, -mahy-seet]
noun Mycology.
any of a group of fungi considered as belonging to the class Ascomycetes of the kingdom Plantae, including cup fungi, morels, and truffles, characterized by a cup-shaped or disk-shaped fruiting body.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin Discomycetes; see disk, -o-, -mycete

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