sac fungus

sac fungus

noun

Origin:
1925–30; so called because its spores are formed in a sac

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sac fungus

a phylum of fungi (kingdom Fungi) characterized by a saclike structure, the ascus, which contains four to eight ascospores in the sexual stage

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