Perithecium meaning

pĕrə-thēshē-əm, -sē-əm
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A small flask-shaped fruiting body in certain ascomycetous fungi that contains the ascospores.
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In certain ascomycetous fungi, a flasklike case containing the spore sacs (asci)
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A small flask-shaped fruiting body in certain ascomycetous fungi that contains the ascospores.
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A small flask-shaped fruiting body in some ascomycete fungi that encloses the asci (spore sacs).
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An ascocarp shaped like a skittle or ball, distinguished by a small pore, the ostiole, through which the spores are released one by one when ripe.
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Origin of perithecium

  • New Latin peri– Greek thēkion diminutive of thēkē case dhē- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition