Definition of Ascochyta
: a form genus of imperfect fungi (order Sphaeropsidales) with hyaline 2-celled pycnospores formed in pycnidia located in discolored spots in leaves, stems, or fruits
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Origin and Etymology of ascochyta
New Latin, from asc- + -chyta (probably from Greek chytos poured, verbal of chein to pour) — more at found
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