ascospore definition

  • noun:
    • A sexually created fungal spore formed within an ascus.
    • A sexually produced spore from the ascus of an Ascomycetes fungi
    • One of the spores included in the asci of lichens and fungi. [See Illust. of ascus.]
    • In botany, one of a cluster of spores borne within an ascus.
    • intimately produced fungal spore formed within an ascus

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