- a combining form meaning “sac,” used in the formation of compound words: ascomycete.
Also especially before a vowel, asc-.
Origin of asco-
< Greek asko-, combining form of askós wineskin, bladder, belly
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- indicating a bladder or ascusascomycete
from Greek askos bladder
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