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[as-kuh-mahy-see-tuh s]
adjective Mycology.
  1. belonging or pertaining to the Ascomycota.
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Origin of ascomycetous

First recorded in 1865–70; ascomycete + -ous
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Examples from the Web for ascomycetous

Historical Examples

  • Ergot, the altered grain of rye and other grasses caused by the attack of an ascomycetous fungus called Claviceps purpurea.

    The New Gresham Encyclopedia


  • As is clear from the above, nearly all the lichens are produced by the association of an ascomycetous fungus with algae.

  • Passing over the rest of the sporiferous fungi, we find amongst the Ascomycetous group several that are highly esteemed.

    Fungi: Their Nature and Uses

    Mordecai Cubitt Cooke