(in ascomycetous fungi) the fruiting body bearing the asci, as an apothecium or perithecium.
- as·co·carp·ous, adjective
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How to use ascocarp in a sentence
The group 342 is characterized by a special type of ascocarp, the perithecium.
British Dictionary definitions for ascocarp
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Scientific definitions for ascocarp
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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