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 (ăs′kō-mī′sēt′, -mī-sēt′)
Any of numerous fungi of the division Ascomycota, characterized by the presence of haploid spores formed within an ascus, and including truffles, morels, and many food molds. Also called sac fungus.

as′co·my·ce′tous (-sē′təs) adj.
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(Plants) any fungus of the phylum Ascomycota (formerly class Ascomycetes) in which the spores (ascospores) are formed inside a club-shaped cell (ascus). The group includes yeast, penicillium, aspergillus, truffles, and certain mildews
ˌascomyˈcetous adj
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(ˌæs kəˈmaɪ sit, -maɪˈsit)

any fungus of the phylum Ascomycota (or class Ascomycetes), including the molds and truffles, characterized by the bearing of the sexual spores in a sac (disting. from basidiomycete). Also called sac fungus.
[1855–60; < New Latin Ascomycetes; see asco-, -mycete]
as`co•my•ce′tous, adj.
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Noun1.ascomycete - any fungus of the class Ascomycetes (or subdivision Ascomycota) in which the spores are formed inside an ascusascomycete - any fungus of the class Ascomycetes (or subdivision Ascomycota) in which the spores are formed inside an ascus
ascocarp - mature fruiting body of an ascomycetous fungus
Geglossaceae - a type of ascomycetous fungus
Sarcosomataceae - a type of ascomycetous fungus
fungus - an organism of the kingdom Fungi lacking chlorophyll and feeding on organic matter; ranging from unicellular or multicellular organisms to spore-bearing syncytia
Ascomycota, Ascomycotina, subdivision Ascomycota, subdivision Ascomycotina - a large subdivision of Eumycota including Hemiascomycetes and Plectomycetes and Pyrenomycetes and Discomycetes; sac fungi; in some classification systems considered a division of the kingdom Fungi
Clavicipitaceae, grainy club mushrooms - any of various mushrooms of the class Ascomycetes
cup fungus, discomycete - any fungus that is a member of the subclass Discomycetes
ascus - saclike structure in which ascospores are formed through sexual reproduction of ascomycetes
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