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noun, Mycology.
a phase in the life cycle of certain fungi in which sexual spores are formed, as the asci in the sexual stage of the ascomycete.

perfect stage n.
The sexual phase in the life cycle of a fungus in which spores are produced following nuclear fusion.


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