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[per-uh-thee-shee-uh m, -shuh m, -see-uh m] /ˌpɛr əˈθi ʃi əm, -ʃəm, -si əm/

noun, plural perithecia
[per-uh-thee-shee-uh, -shuh, -see-uh] /ˌpɛr əˈθi ʃi ə, -ʃə, -si ə/ (Show IPA). Mycology.
the fruiting body of ascomycetous fungi, typically a minute, more or less completely closed, globose or flask-shaped body enclosing the asci.
noun (pl) -cia (-sɪə)
(botany) a flask-shaped structure containing asci that are discharged from an apical pore; a type of ascocarp
(pěr’ə-thē’shē-əm, -sē-əm)
Plural perithecia
A small flask-shaped fruiting body in some ascomycete fungi that encloses the asci (spore sacs).


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