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cleistothecium

or clis路to路the路ci路um

[ klahy-stuh-thee-shee-uhm, -see-uhm ]
/ 藢kla瑟 st蓹藞胃i 蕛i 蓹m, -si 蓹m /
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noun, plural cleis路to路the路ci路a [klahy-stuh-thee-shee-uh, -see-uh]. /藢kla瑟 st蓹藞胃i 蕛i 蓹, -si 蓹/.
(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
[ kl墨鈥瞫t蓹-th膿s膿-蓹m ]

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