plural noun Pro·to·ascomycetes

Definition of Protoascomycetes

in some classifications

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of protoascomycetes

New Latin, from prot- + Ascomycetes

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