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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.]


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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Flowers are arranged into clusters (sympodial, dyad, triad, acervulus), well exposed and relatively open to pollinators (Henderson, 1986; Silberbauer, 1990; Dransfield et al., 2008).
Invasion of the vascular tissue apparently occurs after acervulus maturation and remains minimal.
The structure of the acervulus, the flower cluster of Chamaedoroid palms.