spore fruit
Ascocarp As"co*carp, n. [Gr. 'asko`s a bladder + karpo`s fruit.] (Bot.) In ascomycetous fungi, the spherical, discoid, or cup-shaped body within which the asci are collected, and which constitutes the mature fructification. The different forms are known in mycology under distinct names. Called also {spore fruit}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • spore fruit — n. any specialized structure, as an ascocarp, in which spores are formed …   English World dictionary

  • spore fruit — noun : a specialized structure (as an ascocarp) that produces spores : fruiting body * * * Bot., Mycol. a spore bearing structure, as an ascoscarp; sporocarp. [1855 60] * * * spore fruit, any part of a plant that produces spores, such as an… …   Useful english dictionary

  • spore fruit — Bot., Mycol. a spore bearing structure, as an ascoscarp; sporocarp. [1855 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • fruit|ing body — «FROO tihng», any part of a plant that produces spores; spore fruit; fruit body …   Useful english dictionary

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  • spore — [ spɔr ] n. f. • 1817; gr. spora « semence » ♦ Biol. Corpuscule reproducteur de nombreuses espèces végétales et de certains protozoaires. ⇒ asque, baside, conidie, macrospore, microspore, zoospore; sporange, sporogone, sporophyte, sporulation.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Fruit — Fruit, n. [OE. fruit, frut, F. fruit, from L. fructus enjoyment, product, fruit, from frui, p. p. fructus, to enjoy; akin to E. brook, v. t. See {Brook}, v. t., and cf. {Fructify}, {Frugal}.] 1. Whatever is produced for the nourishment or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Fruit bud — Fruit Fruit, n. [OE. fruit, frut, F. fruit, from L. fructus enjoyment, product, fruit, from frui, p. p. fructus, to enjoy; akin to E. brook, v. t. See {Brook}, v. t., and cf. {Fructify}, {Frugal}.] 1. Whatever is produced for the nourishment or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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