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as·cus

noun \ˈas-kəs\
plural as·ci \ˈas-ˌkī, -ˌkē, ˈa-ˌsī\

Definition of ASCUS

:  the membranous oval or tubular spore case of an ascomycete

Origin of ASCUS

New Latin, from Greek askos wineskin, bladder
First Known Use: 1830

as·cus

noun \ˈas-kəs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural as·ci \ˈas-ˌ(k)ī, -ˌkē\

Medical Definition of ASCUS

: the membranous oval or tubular sporangium of an ascomycete

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