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cleistothecium

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noun cleis·to·the·ci·um \ˌklīs-tə-ˈthē-sē-əm\

Medical Definition of cleistothecium

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cleistothecia

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

cleistothecial

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