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 (pĕr′ə-thē′shē-əm, -sē-əm)
n. pl. per·i·the·ci·a (-shē-ə, -sē-ə)
A small flask-shaped fruiting body in certain ascomycetous fungi that contains the ascospores.

[New Latin : peri- + Greek thēkion, diminutive of thēkē, case; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.]

per′i·the′ci·al (-shē-əl, -sē-əl) adj.
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(ˌpɛrɪˈθiːsɪəl; ˌpɛrɪˈθiːʃəl)
(Botany) botany of, pertaining to, or having a perithecium
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Stromata effused-pulvinate rarely glomerate; 10-25 mm long x 5.5-12 mm broad x 1-1.5 mm thick, with perithecial mounds 1/2 to 1/4 exposed; surface shiny black; red-brown to black granules immediately beneath surface, orange-brown granules detected by microscopic examination in water; KOH-extractable pigments Vinaceous Purple (101); the tissue below the perithecial layer inconspicuous, black.
Environmental factors such as temperature and nutrient resource affect the perithecial development.