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Noun: Ascomycetes
  1. Large class of higher fungi coextensive with division Ascomycota: sac fungi
    - class Ascomycetes
Noun: ascomycete  ,as-ku'mI,seet
  1. Any fungus of the class Ascomycetes (or subdivision Ascomycota) in which the spores are formed inside an ascus
    - ascomycetous fungus

Type of: class, fungus

Part of: Ascomycota, Ascomycotina, subdivision Ascomycota, subdivision Ascomycotina

Encyclopedia: Ascomycetes