As"co*carp (?), n. [Gr. 'asko`s a bladder + karpo`s fruit.] (Bot.)

In ascomycetous fungi, the spherical, discoid, or cup-shaped body within which the asci are collected, and which constitutes the mature fructification. The different forms are known in mycology under distinct names. Called also spore fruit.


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