ascocarp

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as·co·carp

 (ăs′kə-kärp′)
n.
An ascus-bearing structure found in ascomycetous fungi.

as′co·car′pic adj.

ascocarp

(ˈæskəˌkɑːp)
n
(Botany) (in some ascomycetous fungi) a globular structure containing the asci. See apothecium, perithecium

as•co•carp

(ˈæs kəˌkɑrp)

n.
(in ascomycetous fungi) the fruiting body bearing the asci.
[1885–90]
as`co•carp′ous, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ascocarp - mature fruiting body of an ascomycetous fungusascocarp - mature fruiting body of an ascomycetous fungus
ascoma - an ascocarp having the spore-bearing layer of cells (the hymenium) on a broad disklike receptacle
apothecium - a cuplike ascocarp in many lichens and ascomycetous fungi
cleistocarp, cleistothecium - closed spore-bearing structure of some fungi (especially Aspergillaceae and Erysiphaceae) from which spores are released only by decay or disintegration
perithecium - flask-shaped ascocarp
ascomycete, ascomycetous fungus - any fungus of the class Ascomycetes (or subdivision Ascomycota) in which the spores are formed inside an ascus
fruiting body - an organ specialized for producing spores