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the female sex organ in various ascomycete fungi.
Historical Examples

In the latter the archicarp branches, each branch bearing a spore sac (Fig. 41, B).
Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany Douglas Houghton Campbell

It is more slender than the archicarp, but otherwise differs little from it.
Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany Douglas Houghton Campbell

A, Small portion of mycelium with conidiophore (c), and archicarp (as).
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 3 Various

An optical section of such a stage (Fig. 39, F) shows a double wall and the two cells of the archicarp.
Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany Douglas Houghton Campbell

a female reproductive structure in ascomycetous fungi that consists of a cell or hypha and develops into the ascogonium


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