discomycete

[ dis-koh-mahy-seet, -mahy-seet ]
/ ˌdɪs koʊˈmaɪ sit, -maɪˈsit /

noun Mycology.

any of a group of fungi considered as belonging to the class Ascomycetes of the kingdom Plantae, including cup fungi, morels, and truffles, characterized by a cup-shaped or disk-shaped fruiting body.

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Origin of discomycete

<New Latin Discomycetes;see disk, -o-, -mycete
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