Meaning of ASCOMYCETE in English

/as'keuh muy"seet, -muy seet"/ , n. Mycol.

any fungus of the phylum Ascomycota (or class Ascomycetes), including the molds and truffles, characterized by bearing the sexual spores in a sac (as distinguished from basidiomycete ). Also called sac fungus .

[ 1855-60; ]

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