ascocarp
noun Date: circa 1887 the mature fruiting body of an ascomycetous fungus; broadly such a body with its enclosed asci, spores, and paraphyses • ascocarpic adjective

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  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ascocarp — [as′kō kärp΄] n. [ ASCO + CARP] Bot. a structure shaped like a globe, cup, or disk, containing spore sacs; sac fruit of an ascomycetous fungus ascocarpous [as′kōkär′pəs] adj …   English World dictionary

  • Ascocarp — Diagram of an apothecium showing sterile tissues as well as developing and mature asci. An ascocarp, or ascoma (plural: ascomata), is the fruiting body (sporocarp) of an ascomycete fungus. It consists of very tightly interwoven hyphae and may… …   Wikipedia

  • ascocarp — (as ko karp) A multicellular structure in ascomycetes lined with specialized cells called asci in which nuclear fusion and meiosis produce ascospores. An ascocarp can be open or closed and may be referred to as a fruiting body …   Dictionary of microbiology

  • ascocarp — ascocarpous, adj. /as keuh kahrp /, n. Mycol. (in ascomycetous fungi) the fruiting body bearing the asci, as an apothecium or perithecium. [1885 90; ASCO + CARP] * * * ▪ fruiting structure of fungi also called  ascoma,  plural  ascomata … …   Universalium

  • ascocarp — noun The sporocarp of an ascomycete, typically bowl shaped. Syn: ascoma …   Wiktionary

  • ascocarp — A fungus structure, of varying complexity, which bears asci and ascospores. [G. askos, bag, + karpos, fruit] * * * as·co·carp as kə .kärp n the mature fruiting body of an ascomycetous fungus broadly such a body with its enclosed asci, spores, and …   Medical dictionary

  • ascocarp — n. fruit bearing asci, fruit bearing a spore sac (Botany) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ascocarp — as·co·carp …   English syllables

  • ascocarp — as•co•carp [[t]ˈæs kəˌkɑrp[/t]] n. fng (in ascomycetous fungi) the fruiting body bearing the asci • Etymology: 1885–90 as co•carp′ous, adj …   From formal English to slang

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