Mazaedium

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mazaedium (noun, ascospore term,spore morphology term, pl. mazaedia; variant spelling: sl. macaedium, pl. macaedia) – a powdery mass of ascospores, disintegrating [[ascus walls) and paraphyses covering the disk of an apothecium and typically observed in calicioid Physciaceae and Mycocaliciales. This is:part of ascocarp.

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