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
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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 — more at ascus
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