a combining form meaning “sac,” used in the formation of compound words:
indicating a bladder or ascus: ascomycete
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(in ascomycetous fungi) the fruiting body bearing the asci, as an apothecium or perithecium. Historical Examples The group 342 is characterized by a special type of ascocarp, the perithecium. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 3 Various noun (in some ascomycetous fungi) a globular structure containing the asci See apothecium, perithecium ascocarp (ās’kə-kärp’) An […]
of, relating to, or producing asci. Historical Examples In other cases the ascogenous hyphae arise directly from the vegetative hyphae. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 3 Various
the female sexual organ in certain ascomycetous fungi. the portion of the archicarp in certain ascomycetous fungi that receives the antheridial nuclei and puts out the hyphae bearing the asci. noun (pl) -nia (-nɪə) a female reproductive body in some ascomycetous fungi in which, after fertilization, the asci develop
a fruiting body that bears .