plural noun

in some classifications
: a subclass of Ascomycetes characterized by the lack of an ascocarp, by the production of asci directly from the fertilized ascogonium, and by a small and definite number of spores in each ascus compare euascomycetes , hemiascomycetes

Word History


New Latin, from prot- + Ascomycetes

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“Protoascomycetes.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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