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discomycete

[dis-koh-mahy-seet, -mahy-seet]
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noun Mycology.
  1. any of a group of fungi considered as belonging to the class Ascomycetes of the kingdom Plantae, including cup fungi, morels, and truffles, characterized by a cup-shaped or disk-shaped fruiting body.
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Origin of discomycete

< New Latin Discomycetes; see disk, -o-, -mycete
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