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cleistothecium

or clis·to·the·ci·um

[ klahy-stuh-thee-shee-uhm, -see-uhm ]
/ ˌklaɪ stəˈθi ʃi əm, -si əm /
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noun, plural cleis·to·the·ci·a [klahy-stuh-thee-shee-uh, -see-uh]. /ˌklaɪ stəˈθi ʃi ə, -si ə/.
(in certain ascomycetous fungi) a closed, globose ascocarp from which the ascospores are released only by its rupture or decay.
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Origin of cleistothecium

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Scientific definitions for cleistothecium

cleistothecium
[ klī′stə-thēsē-əm ]

Plural cleistothecia
A closed spherical ascocarp, such as the truffle.
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