ascomycete[as′kō mī′sēt′, -mī sēt′]
any of a subdivision (Ascomycotina) of fungi, including the mildews, yeasts, and truffles, that produce spores in asci; sac fungus
Origin of ascomyceteModern Latin ; from asco- + -mycete
Any of numerous fungi of the division Ascomycota, characterized by the presence of haploid spores formed within an ascus, and including truffles, morels, and many food molds. Also called sac fungus.