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ascocarp (noun, pl. ascocarps;ascocarp term) – the sporocarp of the ascomycetes; a "fruiting body"; i. e., an anatomically differentiated structure of asci and interascal hyphae enclosed within distinct layers of hyphae. Related terms: ascoma, apothecium, ardella, capitulum, cleistothecium, discocarp, graphidian apothecium, hysterothecium, lirella, perithecium, pin-head lichen, pseudothecium, pyrenocarp, pyrenolichen, pyrenomycete, thallinocarp. Kind of: sporocarp. See also thepart-of categorization:part of ascocarp.

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