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cleistothecium

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

medical Definition of cleistothecium

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

cleistothecial

play \-sē-əl\ adjective

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