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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

(in some ascomycetous fungi) a globular structure containing the asci See apothecium, perithecium
An ascus-bearing structure found in the fungi known as ascomycetes. Ascocarps are composed of interwoven hyphae, and in many species they are visible, forming the most prominent part of the fungus. Ascocarps may be cup-shaped, spherical, or flask-shaped.


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