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sac fungus

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as•co•my•cete

(ˌæs kəˈmaɪ sit, -maɪˈsit)

n.
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.sac fungus - any of various ascomycetous fungi in which the spores are formed in a sac or ascussac fungus - any of various ascomycetous fungi in which the spores are formed in a sac or ascus
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
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