Ascomycetes As`co*my*ce"tes, n. pl. [NL.; ascus + Gr. ?, ?, fungus.] (Bot.) A large class of higher fungi distinguished by septate hyph[ae], and by having their spores formed in asci, or spore sacs; the sac fungi. It comprises many orders, among which are the yeasts, molds, mildews, truffles, morels, etc. The class is coextensive with the phylum Ascomycota. -- {As`co*my*ce"tous}, a. [Webster 1913 Suppl. + WordNet 1.5]

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  • ascomycetous — adj. 1. of or pertaining to ascomycetes. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ascomycetous fungus — noun any fungus of the class Ascomycetes (or subdivision Ascomycota) in which the spores are formed inside an ascus • Syn: ↑ascomycete • Derivationally related forms: ↑ascomycetous (for: ↑ascomycete) • Hypernyms: ↑fungus …   Useful english dictionary

  • ascomycetous — adjective see ascomycete …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ascomycetous — /as keuh muy see teuhs/, adj. Mycol. belonging or pertaining to the Ascomycota. [1865 70; ASCOMYCETE + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • ascomycetous — adjective Of or pertaining to the ascomycetes …   Wiktionary

  • ascomycetous — Fungi related to the Ascomycota …   Medical dictionary

  • ascomycetous — adj. type of fungi (mildews, yeast, etc.) which has a spore sac called an ascus (Botany) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ascomycetous — as·co·my·ce·tous …   English syllables

  • ascomycetous — adjective related to or characteristic of fungi of the class Ascomycetes • Pertains to noun: ↑ascomycete • Derivationally related forms: ↑ascomycete * * * adjective see ascomycetes * * * /as keuh muy see teuhs/, adj. Mycol. belonging or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ascocarp — noun mature fruiting body of an ascomycetous fungus • Derivationally related forms: ↑ascocarpous • Hypernyms: ↑fruiting body • Hyponyms: ↑ascoma, ↑apothecium, ↑cleistothecium, ↑cleisto …   Useful english dictionary

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