Definition of perithecium in English:
noun (plural perithecia ˌpɛrɪˈθiːsɪə)Botany
(In some fungi) a round or flask-shaped fruiting body with a pore through which the spores are discharged.
- A spore leaving the perithecium travels nearly straight up at first.
- All these steps take place in a specialized fruiting structure, the perithecium.
- Features of the spores and the perithecium in which they occur suggest that this may be a fossil species of Savoryella.
Definition of perithecium in:
- US English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.