ascus sac
(MOLLUSCA: Gastropoda)
In Sacoglossa, a storage area for the holder of outgrown teeth usually retained in a spiral or jumbled heap in the pharynx; ventral sac.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • ascus — sac in certain fungi, 1830, Mod.L., from Gk. askos leather bag, wine skin, of unknown origin …   Etymology dictionary

  • ascus — [as′kəs] n. pl. asci [as′ī΄] [ModL < Gr askos: see ASCO ] in ascomycetous fungi, a sac in which spores (usually eight) are produced and meiosis occurs …   English World dictionary

  • ascus — /as keuhs/, n., pl. asci /as uy, kuy, kee/. Mycol. the sac in ascomycetes in which the sexual spores are formed. [1820 30; < NL < Gk askós bag, sac] * * * ▪ fungal reproduction plural  asci,         a saclike structure produced by fungi of the… …   Universalium

  • ascus — noun A sac shaped cell present in ascomycete fungi; it is a reproductive cell in which meiosis and an additional cell division produce eight spores. The one important character which distinguishes the Ascomycetes from all other fungi is the ascus …   Wiktionary

  • sac fungus — noun any of various ascomycetous fungi in which the spores are formed in a sac or ascus • Hypernyms: ↑fungus • Member Holonyms: ↑Ascomycota, ↑subdivision Ascomycota, ↑Ascomycotina, ↑subdivision Ascomycotina * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ascus (bryozoa) — The ascus is a diagnostic morphological feature of the bryozoan suborder Ascophora (hence the name of the suborder). It is a water filled sac of frontal membrane opening (ascopore) at or near the zooid orifice. It functions as a hydrostatic… …   Wikipedia

  • ascus — as•cus [[t]ˈæs kəs[/t]] n. pl. as•ci [[t]ˈæs aɪ, kaɪ, ki[/t]] fng the sac in ascomycetes in which the spores are formed • Etymology: 1820–30; < NL < Gk askós bag, sac …   From formal English to slang

  • ascus — n.; pl. asci [Gr. askos, bag] (BRYOZOA: Gymnolaemata) In ascophoran cheilostomates, the exterior walled, flexiblefloored, sac beneath the frontal shield of an autozooid; see anascan …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • ascus — n. spore sac found in certain types of fungi (Botany) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ascus — [ askəs] noun (plural asci askʌɪ, i:) Botany a sac in which the spores of ascomycete fungi develop. Origin C19: mod. L., from Gk askos bag …   English new terms dictionary

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