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perithecium

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noun peri·the·ci·um \ˌper-ə-ˈthē-shē-əm, -sē-\

Definition of perithecium

plural peri·the·ciaplay \-shē-ə, -sē-\

  1. :  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 play \-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


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perithecium

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noun peri·the·ci·um \-ˈthē-sē-əm\

Medical Definition of perithecium

plural peri·the·cia \-sē-ə\play

  1. :  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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