noun, plural as·ci [as-ahy, -kahy, -kee] /ˈæs aɪ, -kaɪ, -ki/. Mycology.
Origin of ascus
Examples from the Web for ascus
Some of these are indefinite in the number contained in an ascus, although the majority are eight, and a few less.Fungi: Their Nature and Uses|Mordecai Cubitt Cooke
The single nucleus divides by three successive divisions to form eight nuclei lying free in the protoplasm of the ascus.
By crushing the ripe spore fruit, these spores still enclosed in the mother cell (ascus) may be forced out (Fig. 39, H).Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany|Douglas Houghton Campbell
In this group the spores are formed in minute club-shaped sacs, known as asci (singular, ascus).The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise|M. E. Hard
The term sporidia he limits to spores produced or enclosed in an ascus, as in the Ascomycete.