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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Pyrenomycetes, class Pyrenomycetesnoun

    class of fungi in which the fruiting body is a perithecium; includes powdery mildews and ergot and Neurospora


  1. Pyrenomycetes

    Sordariomycetes is a class of fungi in the subdivision Pezizomycotina (Ascomycota). Sordariomycetes is from the Latin sordes (filth) because some species grow in animal feces, though growth habits vary widely across the class. In 2013, it consisted of 3 subclasses, 12 orders, 600 genera and 3000 species, Then by 2015, it had 3 subclasses, 28 orders, 90 families and 1344 genera. This has increased to 4 subclasses and 54 orders.Sordariomycetes generally produce their asci in perithecial fruiting bodies. Sordariomycetes are also known as Pyrenomycetes, from the Greek πυρἠν - 'the stone of a fruit' - because of the usually somewhat tough texture of their tissue.Sordariomycetes possess great variability in morphology, growth form, and habitat. Most have perithecial (flask-shaped) fruiting bodies, but ascomata can be less frequently cleistothecial (such as in the genera Anixiella, Apodus, Boothiella, Thielavia and Zopfiella). Fruiting bodies may be solitary or gregarious, superficial, or immersed within stromata or tissues of the substrates and can be light to bright or black. Members of this group can grow in soil, dung, leaf litter, and decaying wood as decomposers, as well as being fungal parasites, and insect, human, and plant pathogens.


  1. pyrenomycetes

    Pyrenomycetes is a class of fungi within the Ascomycota phylum, characterized by the presence of a flask-shaped or typically elongated perithecium that contains asci and ascospores. They are commonly known as flask fungi due to the flask-like structure (perithecium) in which their sexual spores are produced. These fungi are saprophytic or parasitic on plants and various organic materials.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pyrenomycetes

    pī-rē-nō-mī-sē′tez, n.pl. an order of ascomycetous fungi, including ergot, black-rot, &c. [Gr. pyren, a stone, mykēs, pl. mycētes, a mushroom.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Pyrenomycetes in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Pyrenomycetes in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3


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    pass through the tissue or substance or its pores or interstices, as of gas
    • A. transpire
    • B. abase
    • C. summon
    • D. elaborate

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