perithecium


peri·the·ci·um

noun \ˌper-ə-ˈthē-shē-əm, -sē-\
plural peri·the·cia\-shē-ə, -sē-\

Definition of PERITHECIUM

:  a spherical, cylindrical, or flask-shaped hollow fruiting body in various ascomycetous fungi that contains the asci and usually opens by a terminal pore
peri·the·cial \-ˈthē-sh(ē-)əl, -sē-əl\ adjective

Origin of PERITHECIUM

New Latin, from peri- + Greek thēkion, diminutive of thēkē case — more at tick
First Known Use: circa 1832

peri·the·ci·um

noun \-ˈthē-sē-əm\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural peri·the·cia \-sē-ə\

Medical Definition of PERITHECIUM

: a spherical, cylindrical, or flask-shaped hollow fruiting body in various ascomycetous fungi that contains the asci, usually opens by a terminal pore, and sometimes includes the cleistothecium

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