ascocarp

[as-kuh-kahrp]

Origin of ascocarp

First recorded in 1885–90; asco- + -carp
Related formsas·co·carp·ous, adjective
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ascocarp

noun
  1. (in some ascomycetous fungi) a globular structure containing the asciSee apothecium, perithecium
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ascocarp in Science

ascocarp

[ăskə-kärp′]
  1. 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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