cleistothecium

cleistothecium
In fungi, an ascocarp that is closed, with randomly dispersed asci. [G. kleistos, enclosed, + theke, box]

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cleis·to·the·ci·um .klīs-tə-'thē-sē-əm n, pl -cia -sē-ə a closed spore-bearing structure in some ascomycetous fungi from which the asci and spores are released only by decay or disintegration
cleis·to·the·ci·al -sē-əl adj

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cleis·to·the·ci·um (klīs″to-theґse-əm) [Gr. kleisis a closing + theca] the fruiting body (ascocarp) produced by certain ascomycetes, in which there is no pore for the escape of ascospores, the spores being released by rupture or decay of the body. Cf. apothecium, gymnothecium, and perithecium.

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