perithecium

noun
peri·​the·​ci·​um | \ˌper-ə-ˈthē-shē-əm, -sē-\
plural perithecia\ ˌper-​ə-​ˈthē-​shē-​ə , -​sē-​ \

Definition of perithecium 

: a spherical, cylindrical, or flask-shaped hollow fruiting body in various ascomycetous fungi that contains the asci and usually opens by a terminal pore

Other Words from perithecium

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

First Known Use of perithecium

1800, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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 \
plural perithecia\ -​sē-​ə \

Medical Definition of perithecium 

: 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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