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  1. ascomanoun

    an ascocarp having the spore-bearing layer of cells (the hymenium) on a broad disklike receptacle


  1. ascomanoun

    An ascocarp.


  1. ascoma

    An ascocarp, or ascoma (pl. ascomata), is the fruiting body (sporocarp) of an ascomycete phylum fungus. It consists of very tightly interwoven hyphae and millions of embedded asci, each of which typically contains four to eight ascospores. Ascocarps are most commonly bowl-shaped (apothecia) but may take on a spherical or flask-like form that has a pore opening to release spores (perithecia) or no opening (cleistothecia).


  1. ascoma

    An ascoma is a specialized fungal reproductive structure produced by certain types of fungi, specifically those in the phylum Ascomycota, where sexual spores known as ascospores are formed inside sac-like cells called asci. It varies greatly in size, color, consistency and form, often appearing as fruiting bodies such as cup, flask or disk shapes on the surface of the fungi.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ascoma in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ascoma in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7


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