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Ascus

1911 Encyclopedia Britannica

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(Gr. aaK6s, a bag), a botanical term for the membranous sacs containing the reproductive spores in certain lichens and fungi. Various compounds of the word are used, e.g. ascophorous, producing asci; ascospore, the spore (or sporule) developed in the ascus; ascogonium, the organ producing it, &c.

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Chisholm, Hugh, General Editor. Entry for 'Ascus'. 1911 Encyclopedia Britanica. https://www.studylight.org/​encyclopedias/​eng/​bri/​a/ascus.html. 1910.
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