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Meaning of ascomycete

as•co•my•cete

Pronunciation: (as"ku-mī'sēt, -mī-sēt'), [key]
— n. Mycol.
  1. any fungus of the phylum Ascomycota (or class Ascomycetes), including the molds and truffles, characterized by bearing the sexual spores in a sac (as distinguished from basidiomycete). Also called
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