ascoma

noun
as·​co·​ma | \ aˈskōmə \
plural ascomata\ -​mətə \

Definition of ascoma

: an ascocarp having the hymenium on a broadly expanded or disklike receptacle especially characteristic of the order Helvellales specifically : the simple type of fruiting body made up of an undifferentiated mass of tissue on or in which the asci are borne

History and Etymology for ascoma

New Latin, from Greek askōma leather lining protecting the aperture for the oar, from askos wineskin

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“Ascoma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ascoma. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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