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perithecium

Pronunciation: per'i-the'se-um, -se-a

Definition: In fungi, a flask-shaped ascocarp, one of the many shapes of structures that bear asci and ascospores; useful as an aid in identifying a fungus.

[peri- + G. theke, flask]

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