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ascus


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ascus  \As"cus\,  n.;  pl  Asci.  [NL.,  fr  Gr  ?  a  bladder.]  (Bot.) 
  A  small  membranous  bladder  or  tube  in  which  are  inclosed  the 
  seedlike  reproductive  particles  or  sporules  of  lichens  and 
  certain  fungi. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ascus 
  n  :  saclike  structure  in  which  ascospores  are  formed  through 
  sexual  reproduction  of  ascomycetes 




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