perithecium

noun peri·the·ci·um \ ˌper-ə-ˈthē-shē-əm , -sē- \

Definition of perithecium

plural perithecia play \ˌper-ə-ˈthē-shē-ə, -sē-\
: a spherical, cylindrical, or flask-shaped hollow fruiting body in various ascomycetous fungi that contains the asci and usually opens by a terminal pore

perithecial

play \ˌper-ə-ˈthē-sh(ē-)əl, -sē-əl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of perithecium

New Latin, from peri- + Greek thēkion, diminutive of thēkē case — more at tick


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perithecium

noun peri·the·ci·um \ -ˈthē-sē-əm \

medical Definition of perithecium

plural perithecia play \-sē-ə\
: a spherical, cylindrical, or flask-shaped hollow fruiting body in various ascomycetous fungi that contains the asci, usually opens by a terminal pore, and sometimes includes the cleistothecium

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