cleistothecium

noun

cleis·​to·​the·​ci·​um ˌklīs-tə-ˈthē-sē-əm How to pronounce cleistothecium (audio)
plural cleistothecia -sē-ə How to pronounce cleistothecium (audio)
: a closed spore-bearing structure in some ascomycetous fungi from which the asci and spores are released only by decay or disintegration
cleistothecial adjective

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“Cleistothecium.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/cleistothecium. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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