Ascolichenes

plural noun
As·​co·​li·​che·​nes

Definition of Ascolichenes

: a group of lichens comprising all those in which the fungal component is an ascomycete — compare basidiolichenes , discolichen, pyrenolichen

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History and Etymology for Ascolichenes

New Latin, from asc- + Lichenes

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“Ascolichenes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ascolichenes. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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