ascocarp

[ as-kuh-kahrp ]
/ ˈæs kəˌkɑrp /

noun Mycology.

(in ascomycetous fungi) the fruiting body bearing the asci, as an apothecium or perithecium.

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Origin of ascocarp

First recorded in 1885–90; asco- + -carp

OTHER WORDS FROM ascocarp

as·co·carp·ous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ascocarp

ascocarp
/ (ˈæskəˌkɑːp) /

noun

(in some ascomycetous fungi) a globular structure containing the asciSee apothecium, perithecium
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Scientific definitions for ascocarp

ascocarp
[ ăskə-kärp′ ]

An ascus-bearing structure found in the fungi known as ascomycetes. Ascocarps are composed of interwoven hyphae, and in many species they are visible, forming the most prominent part of the fungus. Ascocarps may be cup-shaped, spherical, or flask-shaped.
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