cleistothecium

noun
cleis·​to·​the·​ci·​um | \ ˌklīs-tə-ˈthē-sē-əm How to pronounce cleistothecium (audio) \
plural cleistothecia\ -​sē-​ə How to pronounce cleistothecia (audio) \

Medical Definition of cleistothecium

: a closed spore-bearing structure in some ascomycetous fungi from which the asci and spores are released only by decay or disintegration

Other Words from cleistothecium

cleistothecial \ -​sē-​əl How to pronounce cleistothecial (audio) \ adjective

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“Cleistothecium.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/cleistothecium. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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