Hemiascomycetes

plural noun

Hemi·​ascomycetes
in some classifications
: a subclass of Ascomycetes comprising simple ascomycetous fungi that lack an ascocarp and have asci arising directly from the fertile ascogonium and each containing an indefinite number of spores see endomycetales , taphrinales compare protoascomycetes

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Etymology

New Latin, from hemi- entry 1 + Ascomycetes

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“Hemiascomycetes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hemiascomycetes. Accessed 26 Jan. 2023.

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