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as•co•my•cete(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.
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|Noun||1.||sac 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
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