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perfect stage

noun, Mycology
a phase in the life cycle of certain fungi in which sexual spores are formed, as the asci in the sexual stage of the ascomycete. Unabridged
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  • The perfect stage of the fungus is produced on fallen leaves that have wintered over on the ground.
  • He's at that perfect stage, in which he is hermaphroditic.
perfect stage in Medicine

perfect stage n.
The sexual phase in the life cycle of a fungus in which spores are produced following nuclear fusion.

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