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 (ăp′ə-thē′sē-əm, -shē-)
n. pl. ap·o·the·ci·a (-sē-ə, -shē-ə)
A disk-shaped or cup-shaped ascocarp of some lichens and ascomycetous fungi.

[From Latin apothēca, storehouse; see apothecary.]

ap′o·the′cial (-shəl) adj.


n, pl -cia (-sɪə)
(Botany) botany a cup-shaped structure that contains the asci, esp in lichens; a type of ascocarp
[C19: from New Latin, from apo- + Greek thēkion a little case]
apothecial adj


(ˌæp əˈθi ʃi əm, -si-)

n., pl. -ci•a (-ʃi ə, -si ə)
the open, cup-shaped, spore-bearing fruit of certain lichens and fungi.
[1820–30; < New Latin < Greek apo- apo- + thēkíon, diminutive of thḗkē case (see theca)]
ap`o•the′cial (-ʃəl) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.apothecium - a cuplike ascocarp in many lichens and ascomycetous fungiapothecium - a cuplike ascocarp in many lichens and ascomycetous fungi
ascocarp - mature fruiting body of an ascomycetous fungus
elf cup - apothecium of a fungus of the family Pezizaceae
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However, Rhawn Joseph referred to the object as a biological organism, which resembles a mushroom-like fungus, a composite organism consisting of colonies of lichen and cyanobacteria, and which on Earth is known as Apothecium, CNET reported.
Influence of four herbicides on carpogenic germination and apothecium development of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum.
Fruiting body elongated, rounded or disk-like, sessile with upper cortex; an apothecium VI--CRUSTOSE LICHENS WITH APOTHECIA I--FRUTICOSE LICHENS 1.