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disciform (adjective; synonym: discoid) – shaped like a disk, i. e., more or less orbicular, flattened, and spread-out; (1) as applied to apothecioid ascocarps, e. g., disciform pseudothecia, i. e., e fruiting bodies that are similar to true apothecia, but have a different, ascolocular ontogeny; see discocarp; (2) as applied to apothecia that do not become enclosed or even obscured by their margin, e. g., in some Pertusaria or Diploschistes species, apothecia may become deeply concave but nevertheless still remain disk-shaped; see poriform.

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