ascomycete
noun Etymology: ultimately from Greek askos + mykēt-, mykēs fungus; akin to Greek myxa mucus — more at mucus Date: 1872 any of a group (as class Ascomycetes or subdivision Ascomycotina) of higher fungi (as yeasts or molds) with septate hyphae and spores formed in asci • ascomycetous adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • ascomycete — n. 1. 1 any fungus of the class Ascomycetes (or subdivision Ascomycota) in which the spores are formed inside an ascus. Syn: ascomycetous fungus. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ascomycète — ● ascomycète nom masculin Champignon dont les spores sont contenues dans des asques. (Les ascomycètes forment une sous classe, de près de 15 000 espèces.) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • ascomycete — [as΄kō mī′sēt΄, as΄kōmī sēt′] n. [ModL < ASCO + MYCETE] any of a subdivision (Ascomycotina) of fungi, including the mildews, yeasts, and truffles, that produce spores in asci; sac fungus: cf. BASIDIOMYCETE ascomycetous adj …   English World dictionary

  • Ascomycète — Ascomycota Ascomycètes …   Wikipédia en Français

  • ascomycete — /as keuh muy seet, muy seet /, n. Mycol. any fungus of the phylum Ascomycota (or class Ascomycetes), including the molds and truffles, characterized by bearing the sexual spores in a sac (as distinguished from basidiomycete). Also called sac… …   Universalium

  • ascomycete — noun Any fungus of the phylum Ascomycota, characterized by the production of a sac, or ascus, which contains non motile spores Syn: sac fungus See Also: ascocarp, ascospore …   Wiktionary

  • ascomycete — as·co·my·cete .as kō mī sə (.)tē, as kō mi .sēt n any of a group of higher fungi (as yeasts and molds) with spores formed in asci that are variously considered to form a class (Ascomycetes), a subdivision (Ascomycotina), or a division… …   Medical dictionary

  • ascomycete — n. type of mushroom …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ascomycete — [ˌaskə mʌɪsi:t] noun (plural ascomycetes mʌɪsi:ts, mʌɪ si:ti:z) Botany a fungus of a large group whose spores develop within asci (sacs) and which includes most moulds, mildews, and yeasts, the fungal component of most lichens, and the morels and …   English new terms dictionary

  • ascomycete — as·co·my·cete …   English syllables

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