pseudothecium

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

pseudo- +‎ thecium

Noun[edit]

pseudothecium (plural pseudothecia)

  1. An ascocarp resembling a perithecium but whose asci are not regularly organised into a hymenium and are bitunicate, having a double wall which expands when it takes up water and shoots the enclosed spores out suddenly to disperse them.