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n. pl. as·ci (ăs′ī′, -kī′)
A membranous, often club-shaped structure in ascomycetes in which karyogamy occurs, followed by the formation of eight haploid ascospores.

[New Latin, from Greek askos, bag.]
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n, pl asci (ˈæsaɪ; ˈæskaɪ)
(Botany) a saclike structure that produces (usually) eight ascospores during sexual reproduction in ascomycetous fungi such as yeasts and mildews
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek askos bag]
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(ˈæs kəs)

n., pl. as•ci (ˈæs aɪ, -kaɪ, -ki)
the sac in ascomycetes in which the spores are formed.
[1820–30; < New Latin < Greek askós bag, sac]
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Noun1.ASCUS - saclike structure in which ascospores are formed through sexual reproduction of ascomycetesascus - saclike structure in which ascospores are formed through sexual reproduction of ascomycetes
reproductive structure - the parts of a plant involved in its reproduction
ascomycete, ascomycetous fungus - any fungus of the class Ascomycetes (or subdivision Ascomycota) in which the spores are formed inside an ascus
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abbr atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance. V. cell.
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A retrospective study was designed to document ASC-US cervical cytology reports at the Guangzhou Kingmed Diagnostics Cytology Laboratory (Guangzhou, Guangdong, China) from 2011-2015.
These cells were contained within group in the ASC-US, and they are the most important because they can be followed by the development of malignant tumor cells (8, 9).
Among the epithelial abnormalities detected, in the camp population it was LSIL (1.25%) and in the hospital population it was ASC-US, LSIL and HSIL (0.80%) each.
Although there is a lot of evidence of the presence of HPV in ASC-US diagnosed cervical samples, there is little to no evidence of the association of ZIKV with ASC-US.
No Brasil, em 2002, um encontro promovido pelo Ministerio da Saude, atraves do Instituto Nacional do Cancer (INCA), especialistas passaram a recomendar a utilizacao do termo ASC-US para classificar atipias de significado indeterminado como alteracoes escamosas atipicas de significado indeterminado possivelmente nao neoplasicas (FERNANDES et al., 2012).
Importantly, ASCCP and ACOG do not recommend genotyping, such as for types 16 and 18, for women with a Pap ASC-US result and a positive HR-HPV.
Cytology PCR-RFLP PapilloCheck[R] microarray ASC-H HPV 16, 33 HPV 16, 33, 39, 51, 52 ASC-H HPV 58 HPV 58 ASC-H HPV 16 HPV 16 ASC-US HPV 35 HPV 35, 68 ASC-US HPV 16, 69 HPV 16 ASC-US Inconclusive HPV 16, 56, 39, 82 ASC-US HPV 53 HPV 53, 31 LSIL HPV 16, 18 HPV 16, 18, 39 LSIL HPV 53 HPV 53 LSIL HPV 16 HPV 16, 35 LSIL HPV 45, 66 HPV 45, 56, 66 PCR-RFLP: restriction fragment length polymorphism polymerase chain reaction; ASC-H: atypical squamous cells (cannot exclude high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion); ASC-US: atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance; LSIL: low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion Table 2.
Specification of the screened female patients in terms of vaginal biocoenosis assessment and cytological diagnosis according to the Bethesda system Number of female patients (N=1991) N (%) Vaginal biocoenosis Normal 1695 85.1% Candida sp 216 10.9% Bacteria 74 0.3% Trichomonas vaginalis 6 3.7% Cytological diagnosis according to the Bethesda system Normal smear 447 24.0% Infection 100 5.0% Trichomonas vaginalis (17) (17%) Candida sp.fungi (51) (51%) Actinomyces (5) (5%) Bacterial flora lesion (27) (27%) Reactive cellular changes associated with inflamation 1153 57.9% ASC-US 207 10.4% ASC-H 8 0.4% LSIL 37 1.8% HSIL 0 0% Squamous carcinoma 1 0.1% Atypical glandular cells of cervical canal (AGC) 8 0.4% Table 2.
All tested women in Belgium with TV and HSIL also had HR-HPV, as well as more than half (59%) of women with TV and ASC-US [19].
Almost all of them (n = 44; 95.7%) had normal Pap smear test on both visits, but two (4.3%) presented atypical results (one ASC-US and another ASC-US plus AG-NOS, both in the second visit).
Los hallazgos respecto al ASC-US, tambien difieren con otros estudios realizados en Colombia por Garcia (26) y Huertas (27) los cuales muestran cifras del 47,22 y del 7% respectivamente.
Cytology: HPV testing performed only for atypical cells of undetermined significance (ASC-US).