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Meaning of perithecium

per•i•the•ci•um

Pronunciation: (per"u-thē'shē-um, -sē-um), [key]
— pl. -ci•a
  1. the fruiting body of ascomycetous fungi, typically a minute, more or less completely closed, globose or flask-shaped body enclosing the asci.
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