Definition of perithecium in English:
noun (plural perithecia /-sɪə/)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.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Pakistan