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os·ti·ole

 (ŏs′tē-ōl′)
n.
A small opening or pore, as of a fruiting body.

[Latin ōstiolum, diminutive of ōstium, opening; see ostium.]

os′ti·o′lar (ŏs′tē-ō′lər, ŏ-stī′ə-) adj.

ostiole

(ˈɒstɪˌəʊl)
n
1. (Botany) the pore in the reproductive bodies of certain algae and fungi through which spores pass
2. (Biology) any small pore
[C19: from Latin ostiolum, diminutive of ostium door]
ostiolar, ˈostioˌlate adj

os•ti•ole

(ˈɒs tiˌoʊl)

n.
an opening or pore.
[1825–35; < Latin ōstiolum little door, diminutive of ōstium door]
os•ti•o•lar (ˈɒs ti ə lər, ɒˈstaɪ-) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ostiole - a small pore especially one in the reproductive bodies of certain algae and fungi through which spores pass
pore - any small opening in the skin or outer surface of an animal
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Pertithecia are opaque, ostiolate, with blunt, narrow or beaked apex and its wall membranous, fragile, brittle with age, distinctly cellular, ornamented with appendages in the form of diversely modified and variously coloured hairs called terminal hairs.
It has been accepted by a number of workers [11, 12, 13] that closely related ostiolate and cleistothecial genera are better accommodated in one rather than in separate families as originally suggested by Cain [3].
8] for the non ostiolate counter parts of Coniochaeta (Sacc) Cooke, both genera have been classified in the family Coniochaetaceae, characterized by unitucate asci and 1-celled, pigmented ascospores provided with a germ slit.