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a·cer·vu·lus

 (ə-sûr′vyə-ləs)
n. pl. a·cer·vu·li (-lī′)
A small cushionlike structure produced by certain parasitic fungi, containing a mass of asexually produced spores.

[New Latin, diminutive of Latin acervus, heap.]

acervulus

(əˈsɜːvjələs)
n
a small, asexual spore-producing structure produced by certain parasitic fungi on a host plantsandy calcifications occurring in the brain, particularly around the pineal gland
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Noun1.acervulus - small asexual fruiting body resembling a cushion or blister consisting of a mat of hyphae that is produced on a host by some fungi
fruiting body - an organ specialized for producing spores
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Acervuli (small asexual fruiting bodies resembling a cushion or blister consisting of a mat of branching filaments that is produced on a host by some fungi) were only observed forming on grape berries after seven to 10 days of moist incubation.
In moist weather acervuli are produced in abundance on dead twigs full sudden decline of branch or even the whole tree.