Cleistothecia



(in certain ascomycetous fungi) a closed, globose ascocarp from which the ascospores are released only by its rupture or decay.
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Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 3 Various

cleistothecium
(klī’stə-thē’sē-əm)
Plural cleistothecia
A closed spherical ascocarp, such as the truffle.

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