ascocarp

noun
as·​co·​carp | \ ˈa-skə-ˌkärp How to pronounce ascocarp (audio) \

Definition of ascocarp

: the mature fruiting body of an ascomycetous fungus broadly : such a body with its enclosed asci, spores, and paraphyses

Other Words from ascocarp

ascocarpic \ ˌa-​skə-​ˈkär-​pik How to pronounce ascocarpic (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of ascocarp

1882, in the meaning defined above

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ascocarp

noun
as·​co·​carp | \ ˈas-kə-ˌkärp How to pronounce ascocarp (audio) \

Medical Definition of ascocarp

: the mature fruiting body of an ascomycetous fungus broadly : such a body with its enclosed asci, spores, and paraphyses

Other Words from ascocarp

ascocarpic \ ˌas-​kə-​ˈkär-​pik How to pronounce ascocarpic (audio) \ adjective

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