ascocarp

noun

as·​co·​carp ˈa-skə-ˌkärp How to pronounce ascocarp (audio)
: the mature fruiting body of an ascomycetous fungus
broadly : such a body with its enclosed asci, spores, and paraphyses
ascocarpic adjective

Word History

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ascocarp was in 1882

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“Ascocarp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ascocarp. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

ascocarp

noun
as·​co·​carp ˈas-kə-ˌkärp How to pronounce ascocarp (audio)
: the mature fruiting body of an ascomycetous fungus
broadly : such a body with its enclosed asci, spores, and paraphyses
ascocarpic adjective

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