ascoma

noun as·co·ma \aˈskōmə\

Definition of ascoma

plural

ascomata

\-mətə\
  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of ascoma

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


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